Young talent awards

As an ambassador for OzKids, I attended their recent gala to celebrate the winners of the OzKids Young Australian Art and Writers’ Awards. Channel 7 was there filming the event and showed a clip on the News the following night.

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Here I am with one of the excited winners!

Throughout the year, kids from all over Australia send their short stories, poems and artwork to be included in the beautiful OzKids full colour magazine, and they have the chance to win one of the awards presented at the end of the year. It’s a wonderful gala night, and it’s always exciting for me to meet the up-and-coming talent.

Cover update

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The publishers have just sent me this updated version of the cover. They’ve made it more colourful and changed a few of the illustrations. (One of the illustrations they chose before gave away too much of the story!) I love the coloured squares in the cover. They are so reminiscent of the 1960s. I remember a house over the road from ours that had coloured panels on the walls in these pastel colours, and we had a set of metal cups in a mixture of colours like these.