Competitions are held regularly throughout the year.

Some winning entries (and solutions if relevant) will be posted here. Results will also be published on Facebook. We cannot guarantee that all entrants will be contacted regarding results.


Jigsaw Art Competition: 5-26 April 2024

All ages. Details here.



Pages in Parks Scavenger Hunt (March 2024)

Prize draw winner: Joshua C (Te Awamutu)

Kids Christmas Cookie Bake Off (Dec 2023)

Lucky prize draw winners:
Teddy M
Aroha T.

Librarian's choice: Isabella W

Halloween Art Challenge: 

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

Little Artist International Art Exhibition entries (1 September 2023): 

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 2023).

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

All entries poetry compilation: Click here.

Get Lit: 18 August 2023 (completion)

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

Matariki Art Competition: 1-13 July 2023

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 2023

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

Jigsaw Art Competition: 1-28 April 2023

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 2023

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

Pages in Parks Scavenger Hunt 2023

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

Heritage Scavenger Hunt 2023

1-28 February: Winner - Vicky Barnes. 

Christmas Cookie Bake-Off 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

Submissions due 7 September. Certificates awarded on 15 September.

Get Lit! 2022

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 2022

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 2020

 Winning entry (Kate): 

Winning entry (Vivien):