SMART ALEX 2019: CREATIVE-WRITING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Here are some pictures from the Turnbull Library collections to get you started in the 2019 Smart Alex competition.

To get you started in the 2019 Smart Alex competition, here's a range of evocative items from the Turnbull Library collections to fire your imagination. Click on any image to view the original item. 

 We want this year’s creative writing competition to be part of the national commemoration TUIA ENCOUNTERS 250 that acknowledges 250 years of sustained onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

For more information on how to enter the competition, go to the Friends of the Turnbull Library website.

Don’t forget, entries close 5pm on Sunday 21st July 2019.  

Image: Performance of a Maori action song
Performance of a Maori action song

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: New Zealand (Rotorua)
New Zealand (Rotorua)

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Play and concert, Wellington
Play and concert, Wellington

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: New Zealand (Auckland)
New Zealand (Auckland)

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: AW-2750
AW-2750

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: New Zealand
New Zealand

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: New Zealand
New Zealand

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: [Capoeira] June 2010
[Capoeira] June 2010

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Marching Girls
Marching Girls

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: AUCKLAND. Sunday News, 12 March 2004
AUCKLAND. Sunday News, 12 March 2004

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Photographs of Trinity Roots
Photographs of Trinity Roots

Alexander Turnbull Library