Look whos judging Thanks Dad
It started in Lismore in the year 2000 as a way to display positive images of fathers with their children and six years later the Thanks Dad Photo Competition has become a national photographic event that attracts a huge audience and even celebrity judges.
This year Mathew Johns, ex-rugby player and popular co-host of The Footy Show, and actor/author William McInnes (best known for his role as heart throb Max Connors in the ABC television series SeaChange) will help judge this wonderful competition that celebrates all that is great about fatherhood.
William recently published a book A mans got to have a hobby, subtitled Long summers with my Dad. He believes it is his fathers sense of the absurd and love of playing jokes that led him into a career as an actor.
Entries for the Thanks Dad Photo Competition close on August 25. Entry forms are available from www.thanksdadphotos.org or phone 6622 3143 to have a form posted out.
CWA scholarships open
The Far North Coast Group of CWA is now inviting people to apply for their 2006 round of education grants.
There are 11 grants, worth around $350 each, for students in years 6-12. They are designed to assist with future schooling, and can be used to purchase anything from textbooks to uniforms.
Were now calling for local families, single parents and parents of children with disabilities to apply, said CWA scholarship committee chairperson, Jan Clifford. I had four kids myself and I know how hard it can be to make ends meet. We want to help make life a little easier for locals in whatever small way we can.
Applications close on September 9. For an application form see your childs school office or pop into any CWA branch. Alternatively, phone Jan direct on 6624 1583.
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