Rihanna takes out portrait competition

By Murray Murchison. The winner of the prestigious annual Plain Dealer portrait competition, which required budding artists to produce an artistic impression of celebrity singer Guy Sebastian, has been announced. The winner is Miss Rihanna Zieger, 7, of Holloways Beach who painted Guy the fuzzy guy (above – crayon on canvas). The judging panel wereContinue 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!”

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”