Annual zine competition

About the competition

Make your own zine and win a copy of Annual!

Gecko Press and the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival invite Dunedin schools to take part in our Term 1 2017 zine competition for yrs 5–8 (age 9–12)

Entering the competition is easy: Take one sheet of A3 paper, fold into an 8-page zine and add your story—use just pictures, or words and pictures!

The zines will be celebrated and winners announced by Kate De Goldi and Paul Beavis at a Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival event 12 May

Download, print and attach this form to your competition entry

Entries will be received and displayed at Dunedin City Library

Competition deadline 13 April

Download the flyer

How to make a zine

Download Paul Beavis’s Guide to Visual Storytelling

Five tips from Paul Beavis

  1. 1. Keep the story super simple (and don’t think about the eight pages yet)
  2. 2. Try five different ways to tell that story – and still don’t think about the eight pages
  3. 3. Now you have a story, think how it might work over the eight pages
  4. 4. Make plenty of rough mock-ups to test it out
  5. 5. Have fun!

Useful links for teachers

These resources from Te Kete Ipurangi Literacy Online resource may be useful to limber up your students for story-crafting!
Supporting the writing process 
Game of Awesome
Story Starters

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