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RiotACT Winter Wonderland Competition

By Jazz - 11 July 2007 24

ok, last chance to make a submission. would hate to have to give it to Absent Diane based on the submission below.

[first published 27 June]
RiotACT has something to give away. Yes, i know you are all stunned as it doesnt happen very often but the National Capital Authority were kind enough to send us a family voucher for 2 Adults and 2 children (over 5) to go ice skating at their upcoming WINTER WONDERLAND And we’d like to give it to one of you!!

The Festival is aimed at families with kids for the holiday period with ice skating, face painting, fairground type rides, kids “characters” , DJ’s and other stuff on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin near Questacon from July 7th to July 22nd.

Now the important bit, how do you get this magnificent and unparralleled $64 prize?

All you need to do is submit a Canberra winter themed piece of Poetry or Prose, or an Image of Canberra also with a winter theme before Saturday 7 July 2007. Entries will be judged by NTP and Jazz in some obscure but incredibly impartial method that we will come up with and the lucky winner will be notified by email.

We’ll judge all submissions in either of those two categories until the 7th, so dont delay in dusting off your camera, or setting pen to paper.

Enter now. You know you want to!

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24 Responses to
RiotACT Winter Wonderland Competition
Mr Evil 9:52 am 12 Jul 07

Thumper, nice work, but I thought you could’ve added “a bus that never comes” at the end, instead of “a waiting bus”. 🙂

Thumper 9:06 am 12 Jul 07

As I awake from my deepen slumber
the frost and chill nipping savagely at my ears
the razor sits cold and lonely in a white bowl
the water trickling forth bracing to the point of pain.

frozen air that paralyses old lungs
and fingers blue with a deathly icy palour
the grass crushed and broken beneath your feet
as you walk stiffly and painfully towards a waiting bus

okay, that’s crap 🙂

lateralis 8:45 am 12 Jul 07

Frosty dawn,
Morning horn,
Another Canberra day is born

Blue sky bright,
Ross is right,
10 degrees, no clouds in sight

T-shirts bold
in arvo old
sun goes down… and then it’s cold

Bartron 11:48 pm 11 Jul 07

Sooo….anyone heard anything positive about the Winter Wonderland? So far all I’ve heard is it’s overpriced and rather lame…mind you, I haven’t been. I’m just hearing through the social network of local mums.

A poem though:
Roses are red
Violets and blue (although the colour violet is named after the flower, however “violets are violet” a) doesn’t flow well and b) states the obvious….I’ll settle for “blue-ish” though)
Ice is cold
Winter Wonderland is too (so pack your woolies)

ant 8:24 pm 11 Jul 07

oh boy! Face Painting! I must compose a pome. Possibly, there will also be a jumping castle!

Mr Evil 4:56 pm 11 Jul 07

Winter in the capital.

Noses running like Stanhope runs from responsibility.
Hands cold like Mulcahy’s heart.
Lips cracked like Foskey’s head.
Toes bitter like Pratt’s personality.
A wind that cuts to the core, like Barr’s pen through a list of schools.
Even beer doesn’t taste right at this time of year.
Thank God for single malt Scotch!

Thumper 4:40 pm 11 Jul 07

Ohh… thank you 😉

Jey 4:26 pm 11 Jul 07

*te he*
the poems have put me in the right frame of mind for my visit tomorrow!

I particularly like Thumper’s

Maelinar 4:20 pm 11 Jul 07

Too late. Even is death too late.
Had it but come — silence. Put out
These sniffling fools that wait,
with hungry jowl and, slobbered snout,
My end — foregathered, at the feast
Like jackals when the lion is dead.
But you, who were among the least
Of all my friends, too late.
The 7th of July was last week.

(original concept by Jack London, screwed around with a bit by Maelinar).

Mr Evil 1:45 pm 11 Jul 07

A cheery little poem for all to enjoy!

Winter by Mr Evil.

Winter, winter everywhere,
like death it surrounds us all.
Cold, dark, wet tentacles smother all that they touch.
No one is immune from its spell.
You try to escape, but there’s nowhere to run to -bloody Hargreaves took the bridge away.
We’re all going to die a horrible death,
all because we voted for Labor!

caf 1:41 pm 11 Jul 07

Frosty commuters
waiting at frosty bus stops.
I feel the power.

Thumper 1:09 pm 11 Jul 07

I live in Canberra
where the winters are so cold.
I think that I’ll probably stay here
until I grow old.

I live in Canberra
where the summers are so hot
I sometimes wish it was winter
but then again maybe not.

Absent Diane 12:09 pm 27 Jun 07

yep I reckon it needs another stanza 🙂

Ntp 12:02 pm 27 Jun 07

I think that needs some work AD 😉

Absent Diane 11:37 am 27 Jun 07

Canberra is really fcking cold,
Which isn’t good for smokers,
These new anti smoking laws in pubs make it worse,
Anyone for a house party?

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