COMM1107 Media Writing Blog Activities Week 4 Practical: Plan your Stories and Prepare for Ass 3

Identify two possible events that you could cover for Assignment 3.

The two events I can cover for assignment 3 are the Bundy Flavours Festival as well as the Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar.

Finding two events in Bundaberg that interested me was a challenge as there is not very much on in Bundaberg that is for adults that do not include alcohol and is affordable for me.

I have been reading the chapters seven, nine and 16 of Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith (2012) that discusses interviewing people. I have also read chapter seven of (Hicks 2013). I will try to remember to incorporate some of the information regarding how to be a good interviewer.

Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar

Moore Park Beach Festival Art Competition and Bazaar is an annual event held on the eighth, ninth and tenth of August, it has been running since 1999. I have contacted the organiser at this address deann.angel@hotmail.com where I have asked her a number of questions regarding certain aspects of the festival such as whether I have to get accredited for the event. Deann replied that there was no accreditation needed but offered friendly advice to ask for permission to take pictures of any kids.

Figure 1: Local attractions Source: Moore Park Beach Motel 2013,
Figure 1: Local attractions
Source: Moore Park Beach Motel 2013,
Figure 2: Moore park beach festival art competition and bazaar news Source: Moore Park Beach Org 2015
Figure 2: Moore park beach festival art competition and bazaar news
Source: Moore Park Beach Org 2015

The eighth of august is the major day for events with the most to offer on the day. There is a large list of entertainment; a number of examples can include:

  • laser skirmish
  • face painting
  • giant kites
  • archery display
  • Tai Kwan Do and more.

This is a great family festival with a number of local schools, clubs and businesses participating in the event. I will try to get a short quote and photo from the organiser Deann Angel, a family, a friend and one of the stall workers.

Bundy Flavours Festival

Figure 3: Bundy flavours festival Source: Bundaberg North Burnett 2015
Figure 3: Bundy flavours festival
Source: Bundaberg North Burnett 2015
Figure 4: Bundy flavours festival Source: Eventfinda Australia 2015
Figure 4: Bundy flavours festival
Source: Eventfinda Australia 2015

Bundy Flavours Festival is an annual event held on the 14th of September at Alexandra Park, this event has been running for three years. The event includes

  • produce markets
  • demonstrations & displays
  • there is also music and activities for children.

This is another festival that is great for a family day out, people who like food and who like to garden.

I have contacted the organiser which is the Bundaberg council at this address events.admin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au and I have asked if I need to get accredited for this event, I am still waiting for a response. I will also try with this event to get a short quote and photo from the organiser, a family, a friend and one of the stall workers.

f. Watch the ‘Why you should plan’ short video on the course website. On your blog, list the three main points from Kate as to why planning is important.

I was unable to look at the video provided in Moodle until week 6. The three main points covered in Kate Ames video are basically:

  • are there any main events
  • check if you need to get accreditation
  • Time flies, so plan and be adaptable.

Figure references

Bundaberg North Burnett 2015, Bundy flavours festival, digital image, viewed 1 August 2015, http://www.bundabergregion.org/destinations/bundaberg-city/events/bundy-flavours-festival

Eventfinda Australia 2015, Bundy flavours festival, digital image, viewed 1 August 2015, http://www.eventfinda.com.au/2015/bundy-flavours-festival/bundaberg

Moore Park Beach Motel 2013, Local attractions, digital image, viewed 1 August 2015, http://www.mooreparkbeachmotel.com.au/full-width-page/

Moore Park Beach Org 2015, Moore park beach festival art competition and bazaar news, digital image, viewed 1 August, http://www.mooreparkbeach.org.au/news/2015/03/27/moore-park-beach-festival-art-competition-and-bazaar-news

References

Angel, D 2015, Moore park beach festival art competition and bazaar, viewed 30 July 2015, http://www.beachartsfestival.com/index.html

Bundaberg Region Events 2015, Bundy flavours festival, viewed 5 August 2015, http://bundabergregionevents.com.au/events/bundy-flavours

Tourism Australia 2014, Bundy flavours festival, viewed 30 July 2015 http://restaurant.australia.com/en/experiences/b/bundy-flavours-festival.html

Whitaker, R, Ramsey, J & Smith, R 2012, Media writing: print broadcast and public relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York.

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2 thoughts on “COMM1107 Media Writing Blog Activities Week 4 Practical: Plan your Stories and Prepare for Ass 3

  1. Hi Zoe,
    Both event options that you’re covering look really interesting! There’s something similar to the Bundy Flavours festival happening near me soon. Looks like it would be a fantastic day out.
    Great that you’ve received accreditation for the Moore Park Beach festival. I found a typo too, “I will try to … organise Deann Angel” – do you mean organiser?
    I hope you receive accreditation for both events, then you can take your pick! Luckily for me, my work is hosting an event at the end of August that I’ve been given the all clear to cover. Exciting times ahead!
    All the best!

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    1. Hi Rachel

      Thank you for your lovely comments, It is great to know that someone is actually reading my blogs. I will definitely update my blog here within the next few days to remove the spelling error with the word organise.

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