Three creative competitions running

Artistic locals have the chance to shine this month, with three creative competitions to stretch their imaginations. 

Be a Safety Star

Primary students could win $1000 for their school P&C as part of Essential Energy’s Be a Safety Star poster competition. Open until October 13 as part of the company’s electrical safety program, entrants are encouraged to design a poster to teach an important safety lesson.

Topics include:

  • Stay at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines.
  • Keep away from overhead power lines.
  • Use electrical appliances safely and correctly.
  • Never play on electrical equipment or trees near power lines.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from water.

There are three categories; K-2, 3-4 and 5-6, and winners will be announced in early November. Visit for more information. 

Primary schools are invited to join the interactive safety program by August 18, and will receive a free resource kit with interactive lessons, video content, a circuit kit, stickers, posters, a fact sheet and self-powered torches. These are all aimed at assisting teachers to meet NSW Department of Education syllabus outcomes. 

“Electricity is an essential part of modern day living and, with the growing use of technology and electronic appliances, it’s vital that we teach our children how to identify potential hazards,” regional manager Northern Mark Summers said.

“Our program provides practical tips for electrical safety around the home, school and outdoors.”

To register for Electricity Safety Week, email, visit or call 9212 3888.

Supporting Legacy Week

As the local branch gears up for Legacy Week, students in years K-6 can colour in or design their own posters by 4pm on August 18 to advertise the annual event. 

A free competition, an overall winner will be chosen out of the seven best entries. A $20 Dust Jacket gift voucher will be awarded to the top entry from each year level, and highly commended certificates may also be given. 

Shayne O’Brien, Josh McPhee, Marjory Schmidt, Beth McNeil and Lyn Kitawal look over the 2015 entries.

Shayne O’Brien, Josh McPhee, Marjory Schmidt, Beth McNeil and Lyn Kitawal look over the 2015 entries.

Judging will be from August 21-24, with winners notified by 3pm the next day and presented with their prize at the school assembly on August 27.  The top entries will be displayed at the Legacy Op Shop, Dust Jacket and on Facebook (sans names) during Lecacy Week.

Entry forms are available from the Legacy office and the following schools: Ashford Central, Bingara Central, Bonshaw Public, Bundarra Central, Croppa Creek Public, Danthonia, Delungra Public, Gilgai Public, Gravesend Public, Gum Flat Public, Holy Trinity, Inverell Public, North Star Public, Ross Hill Public, St Joseph’s Primary (Warialda), Texas State, Tingha Primary, Warialda Public and Yetman Public.

Children who are schooled at home can receive an entry form by contacting Inverell Legacy on 02 6722 1945 or

Rotary Sunrise Group garden photography

Finally, photography enthusiasts can indulge in their love of nature as part of Inverell Rotary Sunrise Group photography competition. Open until 5pm on October 14, it will be in conjunction with the club’s floral art competition.

There are five categories: 

  • Garden scenes.
  • Garden visitors.
  • Abstract image of flower or foliage, or floral arrangement.
  • Productive gardens or edible plants.

All entries will be displayed at Flanders House on October 14 from 12-5pm. The entry cost is $1 a photo, and the drop off point is to be advised. The entry form is available on the Inverell Rotary Sunrise Group Facebook page.


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