Holiday Drawing Competition – ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW’. Enter now!

Holiday Drawing Competition – ‘Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW’. Enter now! Supplied image: Clouds by Freya Blackwood

Orange literally has 100’s of amazing historic landmarks and places of interest to explore, and Central West Mums is running a holiday drawing competition to celebrate these iconic places.

A holiday adventure in our colourful backyard

Follow your nose using Central Western Daily’s link Extraordinary historic places in Orange NSW(compiled by photographers Carla Freedman and William Davis) to walk, hop or skip your way to the heritage homes and business-houses that are the foundations of our city.

Enjoy learning about the beautiful architecture of mansions like Duntryleague and the civic buildings now housing OCTEC and the railway station; visit elegant Cook Park; see where we remember our fallen heroes; find an abandoned hospital and a 100-year old power pole; visit the legendary Gnoo Blas race track, and admire the Dalton Stores, Post Office and other historic buildings from the 1800s still in use today.

You might need a bike or car for some of these…but you get the idea.

Pencils at the ready

CWMs are inviting entries of original coloured and/or lead pencil drawings of these extraordinary landmarks in A4 size to be judged by Orange’s own children’s book illustrator Freya Blackwood. Winners of the various categories will receive a signed copy of one of Freya’s gorgeous books – something you’ll want to treasure.

Hmmm…. is that coffee I smell??

For some extra enjoyment try stopping at one of the many good cafes along the trail for coffee and snacks; it might turbo-fuel your youngster’s inner Freya – or yours!

Get your arty juices flowing

Age categories:

4-8 years

9-12 years

13-16 years

17-18 years

Materials: coloured and/or lead pencils (texta, crayon, pen, paint, ink, digital or other drawing material will not be accepted). Paper size: A4 (blank, unruled), any colour. Enter as many times as you wish and please attach an entry to each drawing.

So, hop on down to Officeworks, Big W, K-Mart or Raw Canvas for your pencils (if you don’t have any), jump on to the link and discover our city’s history through your child’s eyes.

Where to sent it

Competition closes: 5pm, Sunday 16 July 2023.

Entries to: CWM Holiday Drawing Competition, c/- 53 Byng Street, Orange NSW 2800

Prizes kindly supplied by Collins Book Store.


  • To be accepted, artworks will be original in colour and/or lead pencil on A4 paper
  • Each submission to be accompanied by a completed entry form (below)
  • Artwork desirably to include the entrant’s name and age on the back
  • Artwork to be submitted unfolded in an A4 envelope if possible
  • Entrants give permission to Central West Mums to post entries on their socials pages for promotional purposes
  • Entry address: Central West Mums Holiday Drawing Competition, C/- 53 Byng Street, Orange NSW 2800
  • Please include email address so we may notify winners in writing by email.
  • If you would like your drawing returned, please include a ‘reply paid’ A4 envelope with return address.
  • Competition closes: End of term 2 school holidays (5pm, Sunday, 16 July 2023)
  • Winners will be announced our socials. Judge’s decision is final.
  • Prizes are 4 x copies of The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood each valued $26.99 RRP (Total prize value is $107.96). Therefore, one copy of the The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood for each age category. Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  • Children under 18 are eligible to enter. There is no limit to the number of entries each child can submit. Each entry preferably to have its own entry form.
  • If you would like your child’s entry(s) returned please enclose a stamped, self-addressed A4 envelope with the entry.
  • Data collected on entry forms will be used for the sole purposes of the Holiday Competition and will remain confidential.
  • Entry forms are available on the Central West Mums website
  • All care will be employed to protect entries however no responsibility will be taken for lost or damaged entries.
  • Entry is open to residents and non-residents of Orange

Print Entry Form – Holiday Drawing Competition..



  • Supplied image: CWD Montage Historic sites - by Carla Freedman

  • The Great Rabbit Chase - Cover - Freya Blackwood

  • Supplied image: Orange Lands Office at 92 Kite Street, Orange. Picture by Carla Freedman.

Diana Smith

I'm an Orange-based photographer, writer, face painter and book designer. I enjoy meeting the lovely folk of our community and have been involved in publishing/media/comms for about 15 years. I have done several exhibitions and in 2022 published my own childrens story, 'The Mouses Houses.'

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