With five weeks until the gates open for this year’s Katherine Show, now is the time to be get out the colouring pencils and practice your cupcake icing.
If you think your child is the next Picasso or Martha Stewart, enter them into the show, there are special classes dedicated to the town’s youngsters.
Show Society executive officer Sue Sinclair said now is the time to start planning what to enter.
“Every section has classes especially for juniors and the junior champion of each section wins a ribbon and $50 cash,” Ms Sinclair said.
“Not only that, but there is $100 to be given to the school who has the most Junior Champions, so it is a double win.”
The list of classes is available on the Katherine Show website and you can print a schedule from the site.
“Juniors can also enter into the senior sections if they think they are good enough and be eligible for overall champion,” Ms Sinclair said.
“Get your school friends together or your family and make a scarecrow to be in the running for the Champion Scarecrow of the Show, or if you think you can make one yourself enter in the 13 and under or 17 and under class.”
Ms Sinclair said there is a dedicated online entry system that is quick and easy for schools and bulk entries.
“Just make sure your school’s name is added if you are entering from home,” she said.
“Mums and Dads don’t forget that there are competitions for the pre-schoolers too.
“The Katherine Show has all new Colouring In Competitions and the ever popular Cupcake and Rooster Silhouettes.”
Sketches for colouring are available on the website and wooden silhouettes are available from the office.
“This is a great way to keep the littlies occupied and get them involved,” Ms Sinclair said.
“Download the colouring-in sheets online and check out the other junior classes.”
The deadline for nominations has been extended to June 30.