Shire of Augusta Margaret River Library members, who are aged 50 years and over, can go in the running to win one of several $100 restaurant vouchers just by spending 10 minutes online completing a couple of tasks.
The competition is being run as part of the national Be Connected Get Online Week 15-21 October 2018, and aims to increase online participation for people in the community who didn’t grow up with internet technology.
Shire Library Technician Jodie Porter said the library’s competition aligns with Get Online Week’s theme of #Try1 Thing, with competition participants required to show they have registered with Be Connected and completed one of three online actions.
“Using the internet and keeping up with changing online functions can be daunting for a lot of people,” she said.
“We hope that this competition shows it doesn’t need to be overwhelming, and that incremental learning can increase confidence and online ability.
“The winners will each receive a $100 gift voucher to a local restaurant, and we hope this will provide an added incentive for getting online and trying something new.”
Ms Porter encouraged younger community members to assist older people to complete their online actions and enter the competition.
“Younger technology users can be wonderful assets in assisting those who haven’t had the benefit of learning online skills previously – and if they help a winner, they might get invited out to dinner!” she said.
Anybody who would like to enter and is not a library member is very welcome to join at their local library branch.
Winners will be drawn at a Community Lunch which will be held from 12-1pm on Thursday 18 October 2018 at the Margaret River Library.
Anybody is welcome to attend the lunch, but places are limited so RSVP is essential.
Competition and lunch details can be found at the Augusta and Margaret River Libraries or online at amrlibraries.com
The library competition and community lunch are made possible by a grant from the Federal Government Be Connected program, which supports the Get Online and #Try1Thing campaign.