150 Celebrating Christchurch City Libraries 1859-2009 RSS feed


During the 150th celebrations the library ran a number of competitions.

One-Day Short Story Competition

 Judges Kate De Goldi, Gavin Bishop and Sally Blundell announced two winners: Nic Gorman in the adult section, and Kerry Lane in the youth section.

Read the winning stories and selected entries

Library 150 tukutuku panels

Thirty three Christchurch City Libraries staff teams — from managers to shelvers — created their own unique contemporary tukutuku panels with help from customers during Matariki and customers were asked to pick their favourites.

Tukutuku competition

YouTubing the Library competition

Customers were challenged to make a YouTube video for the 150 anniversary. There were winners in the kids, youth and adult categories.

YouTubing the Library


During KidsFest there was a colouring-in competition for 5 to 13 year olds.

Kidsfest colouring-in


There was a fantastic response to their 150th anniversary children’s bookmark design competition with over 350 entries received from around Christchurch.

Bookmark competition brings out young talent

Website competition

To launch the special 150 website we had a competition to win a laptop.

Congratulations to Helen Yong our January website competition winner

Kids in Enterprise competition

Students from three schools, Mt Pleasant, Cashmere and Parkview, participated in a learning challenge to develop a marketing product that would appeal to Library customers, incorporate the anniversary logo and be produced within a set budget of $2,000. The winner was Jayden Cawood.

Jayden's teddy bear is a winner


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