Laura Zimmerman the Cariboo Festival’s creative writing director has no problem dressing up to promote the joy of reading and writing. The directors encourage people who enjoy the arts to participate in the festival this spring.

Laura Zimmerman the Cariboo Festival’s creative writing director has no problem dressing up to promote the joy of reading and writing. The directors encourage people who enjoy the arts to participate in the festival this spring.

Cariboo Festival banner flying

Have you driven past the mall on Oliver Street and noticed the Cariboo Festival banner?

Have you driven past the mall on Oliver Street and noticed the Cariboo Festival banner?

Have you wondered why it is up the month of January?

The banner is up to remind the community to enter the local festival.

The Cariboo Festival committee is gearing up for another season of great performances and writing.

All the adjudicators have been lined up for band/instrumental, speech arts, creative writing, vocal/choral and piano.

The committee is encouraging the community to enter as it is such an awesome opportunity to gather critique and have input from professionals in various disciplines.

Often, our committee hires adjudicators who have studied their art for years while achieving masters and doctorate degrees.

Yet, with all the knowledge that these adjudicators have gathered they also do not forget that they too were brought up in their art also participating in their own local festivals.

So, check out the syllabus which is available at the Open Book.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 11.

Entry forms are included in the syllabus with all the various dates listed for each discipline.

The final Honours Concert will be held April 26.

This concert highlights award winners and announces those students who received recommendations to go on to the provincial festival.

This year’s provincial festival is being held in Penticton, June 3-7.

The committee hopes many performers and writers will consider entering the 2014 Cariboo Festival.

Let’s make 2014 a record year for entries and participants.