We occasionally run competitions for kids, teens and adults. Enter and win!

Wish on a star – Bookmark competition: Saturday 1 June to Monday 1 July 2024

Take inspiration from Hiwa-i-te-rangi, the Matariki star who brings the promise of a prosperous season and fulfilment of wishes. Unleash your creativity and craft a bookmark that embodies your wishes and aspirations for the new year. Whether you're young or young at heart, all are welcome to participate. Once the finalists are selected, it's over to the community to vote for the winning design. The winning bookmark will be printed and shared at our libraries. Plus, the winner will receive bookmarks to share with friends and whānau. 

Print the template to create your design (or pick up a paper copy from your library), then:
Drop it off at any library or email it to

Voting opens Monday 8 July 2024 for the finalists, and the winners will be announced Thursday 1 August 2024. 

Print a copy of the entry form [1MB PDF]

Terms and conditions

  • The competition is open from Saturday 1 June to Monday 1 July 2024.
  • Winners will be announced on the Christchurch City Libraries website.
  • Prize allocation is at the discretion of the Christchurch City Council. All decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Entries must have all correct contact details.
  • Entries will become property of Christchurch City Libraries.

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