Monday, 17 March 2014

Great War Dundee Children's Book Prize Competition



Could you write a book for children aged 9-12 about Dundee during the Great War?

Dundee Libraries are working with Cargo Publishing to launch an exciting new book competition. The winning entry, judged by school children in Dundee, will win £2,500 as well as having their book published by Cargo Publishing.

Download the pack (4.33MB PDF)
Download the terms and conditions
MS Word version (89KB)
PDF version (88KB)
Download the entry form
MS Word version (4.29MB)
PDF version (70KB)

Deadline for entries - 31st August 2014
For further information or to receive a pack through the post, please contact:
bookprize@leisureandculturedundee.com
World War 1914–1918 a Pictured History

View an image gallery containing photographs, newspaper cuttings and adverts.
WW1 Silk Postcards

During WW1 silk postcards and handkerchiefs were bought as souvenirs by soldiers who were serving on the Western Front. Strips of silk organza were originally hand-embroidered by women and girls in their homes or at refugee camps, but as demand increased, production was moved to Parisian factories. Batches of embroidered strips were sent for cutting and mounting onto postcards and were available to purchase for a few francs. These postcards were very popular with British and American soldiers, it is estimated that some 10 million silk embroidered postcards were made. View an image gallery of WW1 silk embroidered postcards.
Bygone Dundee

2014 sees the centenary commemoration of the First World War. To mark this occasion we have put together a selection of old newspaper cuttings, what's on listings and much more from the war years. View the newspaper articles here. We also have a selection of adverts taken from local newspaper during the war years. View the adverts here.

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