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MCC Talent

Posted by Emily, Year 6 | Found in: Primary

We have a talented graphic novel artist among us at MCC. Charlotte in Year 4 won a Scholastic graphic story competition for her Dog Man comic.

You may remember in our last edition of the student newspaper, we showcased a handful of graphic stories from the Year 3 and 4 classes. Literacy specialist teacher Mrs Donoghoe entered the graphic stories into the Scholastic competition. Emily in Year 6 intereview Charlotte to find out more.

What did you win?

Were you surprised to win?
Yes, very!

How did you feel?
I felt weird because I didn't think I'd win.

What did your paprents say?
'Yay, well done!' They were proud.

How long did it take you to complete your comic?
45 minutes to an hour.

Charlotte wanted to say, "Thanks for the opportunity", to Mrs Donoghoe who told her about the competition.

Below is a copy of Charlotte's awesome entry. 


Mrs Donoghoe was so excited for Charlotte when she found out she won, especially since it was an Australia-wide competition with only ten finalists. 

"Scholastic ran a Dav Pilkey Graphic Story competition (the author of the ‘Dog Man’ book series), where students right across Australia could enter," she said. "They were given the first frame (picture) of one of the ‘Dog Man’ stories and they had to create a story about ‘what happens next’. They still had to follow the rules (conventions) of a Graphic story and narrative (a sequenced story that has a problem and a resolution). We had entries from our Year 3 and Year 4 classes, as this competition tied in with their ‘Super Heroes’ theme last term. We discussed ideas in our Literacy lessons and then worked on the stories through draft and then to the published version, which was then sent away to go in the competition."

"There were 10 winners across Australia, with one Grand prize winner, and Charlotte was one of those 10. She won a $100 book voucher for her Year 4 class. The class were able to choose books from the Issue 6 of the scholastic book club. So they are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new class books."