Rihanna takes out portrait competition

By Murray Murchison. The winner of the prestigious annual Plain Dealer portrait competition is Miss Rihanna Zieger, 9, of Holloways Beach who painted Guy the fuzzy guy (above – crayon on canvas). The judging panel were impressed with the sheer ambition of the piece, and were particularly taken with the “dihedral of neckerchief which servedContinue reading “Rihanna takes out portrait competition”

Portrait competition unleashed!

By Murray Murchison. Calling all artists! The Plain Dealer has launched another competition aimed at unearthing some of the great artistic talent in North Queensland. In the past, our limerick and haiku competitions have been very popular, but at the Plain Dealer, we are always looking closely at the visual arts. This year, the challengeContinue reading “Portrait competition unleashed!”

Shirts v Skins touch competition won by New Earth Creationists

By Destiny Givens Yesterday, the finals of the Sheridan Cup were played out at Barlow Park, with the Cairns Christian Coalition New Earth Creationists emerging victorious, with an 8-7 extra time victory against the Parents of the Children of Mother of Good Counsel. Margaret Court, captain and half-back for the winning team accepted the trophyContinue reading “Shirts v Skins touch competition won by New Earth Creationists”

Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced

By Destiny Givens The annual Christians v Atheists touch football competition has been expanded and now will be held on the first weekend in August at Barlow Park. It includes extra teams, including a Seventh Day Adventist contingent (pictured above). The event, conducted in a shirts/skins format, was originally scheduled for this week, but hasContinue reading “Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced”

Results Are Final / Plain Dealer Haiku contest / like yellow snowflakes

By Murray Murchison The Plain Dealer’s Haiku competition has been finalised and a worthy winner has been found. Mr Dick Bigg, of Bondi Beach, submitted a poem that was unanimously voted as the best of the two hundred thousand entries by judge Cooper Cronk. In the competition, sponsored by Mission Foods, BHP and Hillsong Church, entrantsContinue reading “Results Are Final / Plain Dealer Haiku contest / like yellow snowflakes”

An Open Letter from the Editor in Chief

By Murray Murchison Dear Plain Dealer Readers I’m writing to you in response to mounting criticism that I and the TBPD have received over the judging of our recent limerick competition. As many of you will know, the prize was awarded to my son, Mitchell, who subsequently traded it to me in return for anContinue reading “An Open Letter from the Editor in Chief”