Competitions are held regularly throughout the year.

Some winning entries (and solutions if relevant) will be posted here.


Kids Christmas Cookie Bake Off: Entries due 15 December.
Details here.


Halloween Art Challenge: 

Cambridge: Vienna, Atlantis, Evelyn, R-D family.
Te Awamutu: Zeppelin, Annelise, Krysten.

Little Artist International Art Exhibition entries (1 September): 

1st place and winner of both a Carole Hughes original artwork produced especially for this competition and a paperplus voucher sponsored by Cambridge Primary School – from St Peter’s Catholic School Cambridge Valentina Di Maio.

2nd place and winner of a paperplus voucher sponsored by Waipā District Libraries also from St Peter’s Catholic School – Lizzy Mathers

3rd Place and winner of a paper plus voucher sponsored by Waipā District Libraries – Tom Walmsley – Cambridge east primary school

Highly Commended awards – Sage McLaughlin Hautapu Primary; Rose Hobbs St Peters School Cambridge; Lucy Claydon St Peters School Cambridge; Amy Webb Homeschool Te Awamutu; Amelia Freyberg St Peters School Cambridge.

Commended awards - Talay Edwards St Peters School Cambridge; Nia Naidoo Cambridge Primary School; Sanjana Singh St Peters School; Kate Sheehan St Peters School; Lulu Hull St Peters School; Molly Scott St Peters School; Maija Forsman Cambridge Primary School; Antara Agrawal Cambridge Primary; Jessica Gu & Delaney Wallace Cambridge Primary; Lachlan Veltman Cambridge Primary; Madeleine Clearwater Cambridge Primary; Matthew Walmsley St Peters School.

Given Words Poetry Competition (due 24 August).

Winners: Helen P and Julie P and merit award winners, Taryn and Valerie.

All entries poetry compilation: Click here.

Get Lit: 18 August (completion)

Cambridge: Barbara H, Lucas C, Laura D
Te Awamutu: Bridget P, Chester W, Olivia C

Matariki Art Competition: 1-13 July

Adult / 1st – Olivia S;
13-18 / 1st Annabelle M;
9-12 / 1st Sophia M / 2nd Amy W
5-8 / 1st Millie B/ 2nd equal Leina K and Nina K / 3rd Remy S

Pink Shirt Day Competition: 19 May

Voucher winners: Charlotte B, Amy M, Nora W, Zara K.

Jigsaw Art Competition: 1-28 April 

Voucher winners: 
Cambridge - J + L Wilson (1st), Smith Family (2nd), Summer S (3rd)
Te Awamutu - Corey P (1st), Niki B (2nd), Luis F (3rd)

Library Art Competition: 1-28 April

Bag designs: Laura K, Valentina D
Card designs: Drew D, Valentina D

Pages in Parks Scavenger Hunt

3-17 March: Cambridge Keith W; Te Awamutu Amy W. 

Heritage Scavenger Hunt

1-28 February: Winner - Vicky Barnes. 

Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

Submit an image of yourself and your award winning designed cookie and you could win a Christmas Prize Pack: Winners:- Kelly (Cambridge), Mackenzie (Te Awamutu).

Christmas Craft Drop In

Attend one of the Christmas Craft Drop in Sessions and go in the draw to win a hamper of books: Winners - Blackett family (TA).

Halloween Art Challenge

Submit an artwork in either A4 or A3 format of your favourite Halloween book or movie character (due Monday 31 October).

Winners: Summer and Bella (Cambridge), Johannes and Rory (Te Awamutu).

All entries available here to view: click here.

Little Artist International Art Exhibition

Submissions due 7 September. Certificates awarded on 15 September.

Get Lit!

Completed 19 August.

Voucher winners: Vicki L, Barbara H, Izzy S, Elsie W, Fiona C, Janice H, Molly S.

National Poetry Day Waipā Given Words Competition

National Poetry Day - Friday 26 August.

To view entries, click here.

The given words were:

Earth | Place | Tree | Beautiful | Rainbow | Clouds

Winners: Dawn M, Gail E.

Commendations: Kate M, James M.

Cambridge Library 150 years drawing competition. 

Pink Shirt Day (19 May 2022)

Submit an anti-bullying t-shirt design for Pink Shirt Day (front only).

The winning design from each library will be made into a printed t-shirt for each winner!

Image gallery: click here.





Jigsaw Art Competition (1-29 April 2022)

Open to all ages. Creations may be flat or freestanding and any size. 

Congratulations to our voucher winners: Anita H, Emily Mc, Kwanjira E, Corey P, Nathaniel S and Luis F.

Librarian's choice prizes were also awarded to Olive & Leah M, Glenda B, Jamie and Luis F, Joshua G, Jasper S and Danica B.

Pages in Parks (5-13 March 2022)

Parks Week Pages in Parks Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clues and fill in the entry form. Winners Charlotte (CB) and Kendyl (TA).

Let's Draw (Term 1 2022)

Tune in to the tutorial at 4pm every third Thursday, submit your image via email and be in the draw to win.

Lego Club Creator Challenge (Term 1 2022)

Send in any of your virtual lego club creations from each week and go in the prize draw to win at the end of term. Term 1 winner, Henry, Age 8.

Heritage Month (February 2022)

Win a KOBO eReader as part of our Heritage Photo Search: click here.

Win a book and DVD voucher combination by entering our Heritage Digital Scavenger Hunt: click here.

Kids Christmas Cookie Bake-Off (Nov/Dec 2021)

Congratulations to children in Cambridge and Te Awamutu who submitted their decorated cookies for our competition.

Our winners drawn at random are:

Cambridge: Mason W

Te Awamutu: Jamie F. 

For cookie recipe ideas click here.

Christmas Stocking Competition (Nov/Dec 2021)

Our entrants all received a library goodie bag. 

Let's Draw the Bark Knight (November 2021)

Tune in to the tutorial at 4pm Thursday 25 November 2021: or click here

Let's Draw Dog Man (November 2021)

Tune in to the tutorial at 4pm Thursday 11 November 2021: details here

Lego Club Creator Challenge (Term 4 2021)

Send in any of your virtual lego club creations from each week and go in the prize draw to win at the end of term: details here

School Holiday Programme (October 2021)

Click here

Images of Spring (September 2021)

Take a photo which represents spring in Waipā! Congratulations to sisters Ruby and Amy. Runners up Ava and Fern. For a link to images, click here.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Quiz (September 2021)

Win a copy of Māori made easy by Scotty Morrison through Socrative. Winner Monique Wiles. 

Colouring in Competition (August 2021)

Win a Waipā District Libraries goodie bag. Ages 5-12 only living in the Waipā District. 

This competition is now closed. The winner, drawn at random, was Mila.

You can still download the colouring in page here: Colouring in Competition (PDF). Designed by staff member Richard Lemmens.

Guess the Staff (August 2021)

This competition is now closed.

For the slideshow presentation: click here.

Wonderful Waipā Scavenger Hunt (April 2021)

Win a family pass to Hamilton Zoo. Winners: Kara-Potter Family, Lattins Family, Kliskey Family.

School Holiday Safari - October School Holidays Colouring in Competition (October 2020)

Templates for 5-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-12 years: Download here

Winter Warmer July School Holidays Story Competition (July 2020)

11-12 years: Mathew's story 

8-10 years: Holly's Story

5-7 years: Ronan's Story & Niamh's Story.


ANZAC DAY Crossword Competitions (April 2020)

Adult's entry form: download here.
Adult's solution!

Children's entry form: download here.
Children's solution!

Build a Crossword Competition (March 2020)

Winning entry (by Monique):
Download here

Winning entry (by Debbie):
Download here

Please email us for solutions.

Library Card Design Competition

 Winning entry (Kate): 

Winning entry (Vivien):