School Based Youth Awards 2011

December 2011 saw the inaugeration of the Marburg School Based Youth Awards. The Residents’ Association has created these awards to showcase senior students at Marburg State School. There are three categories to be awarded annually: Achievement,¬†Citizenship and Encouragement. MDRA President Greg Farr and Secretary, Wendye Gratton, attended the school awards night to hand awards to Jacob Day for Achievement, Isabella Ostini for Citizenship and Naomi Schulz for Encouragement. The MDRA will work with Marburg State School on an annual basis to make these awards. Awards consisted of a medallion, $50 bursary and the students’ names to be engraved on a trophy that has been presented to the school.

2011 MDRA Youth Award Winners



Black Snake Creek Festival 2011 Programme

BSCF 2011 Program

Upcoming Marburg Dances

17th September hosted by Lowood State School with music by Coachman

24th March hosted by Marburg Show Society, music by Diamonds

1st  October hosted by Marburg State School, with music by Step By Step

8th October to benefit Marburg Show Society, music by Trevor & Patrick

15th October TBA, music by Coachman

22nd October to benefit the Marburg Show Society, with music by Triple Beat

29th October hosted by Patrick Estate School, with music by Silvertones

Black Snake Creek Festival Art Awards

Great Prizes + People’s Choice Award on Opening Night, Friday 7th October 6.30pm at the Marburg Community Hall, corner Edmond and Queen Streets, Marburg. All welcome.

Open for viewing from 10am Saturday 8 October.


Portraits (Human or Animal etc.)

1st Prize $200, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50

The Environment (Landscapes, Seacapes, The Environment etc.)

1st Prize $200, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50

Still Life/Flora

1st Prize $200, 2nd Prize $100, 3rd Prize $50

Prizes are for two dimensional works using any medium.

The judges will also award prizes for overall best watercolour, overall best acrylic/oil and overall best drawing (black & white or pastel). $100 prize for each (these are not separate categories).

Entry forms plus entry fee must be received by September 30, 2011. Address to: Lynelle Dance, 37 John Street, Marburg, QLD 4346.

For more information please contact the Art Awards Coordinator: Lynelle: 5464 4387

Entry forms may be downloaded here:  Art Awards Entry Form.

Conditions of entry

Black Snake Creek Festival Workshops

As part of the 2011 Black Snake Creek Festival there will be some fabulous workshops led by poet and folk-musician Ross Clark. These will held on the 23 and 24th of September including:

Song-Writing for teenagers and adults (song writing workshop flyer)

Poetry for adults (adult poetry workshop flyer)

Poetry for secondary students (secondary school poetry flyer)

Click on the link for workshop details.

Workshops are free but bookings are essential and numbers are limited.

For all enquiries please phone 0437 688 093 or 5426 6024