One YA Book One Community

Join in a shared reading experience with a copy of Sarah Epstein's Deep Water, now available at your local library.

150 copies of this book are currently available for the community to take home and enjoy. When you’re done, simply return it to your local library.

Keep an eye out for events and activities relating to the book in September and October 2020.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts about the book on social media using the hashtags:

#oyaboc2020 #LoveOzYA #DeepWater

One YA Book One Community is proudly funded by the NSW Government, and presented in partnership by Mid-Western Regional Youth Council, Mid-Western Regional Council Library and Mudgee Readers’ Festival.

Note: This program is being delivered in accordance with COVID Safe measures.


Re-create the cover of the One Ya Book One Community novel

Re-create the cover image from Deep Water by Sarah Epstein in practically any art form, or medium you like (photography, drawing, painting, collage) to be in the running to win!

Take a photo of your entry and email it (not exceeding 10mb) by midnight 21 September 2020
with your full name, age, and postal address to: youthservices@midwestern.nsw.gov.au

For more information, download the flyer here (PDF 210Kb).

Terms and Conditions: 1) All entries must be original work by the entrant. 2) Entrants must be aged 12 25, and live, study, or work in the Mid-Western Regional Council area. 3 ) Persons under the age of 18 should ask permission from their guardian before entering the competition. 4) Entrants can subm it a maximum of one entry. 5 ) All entries must be submitted as an electronic file attached to an email. 6) Photographs of artworks (such as drawings) must not contain any faces. 7 ) Employees of Mid-Western Regional Council are not eligible to enter this competition. 8) Entries may be displayed publicly and/or used for publicity purposes. 9 ) Entrants’ likeness may be used for publicity purposes. 10) Entries must be submitted via email and be suitable for display on Mid-Western Regional Youth Council and/or Mid-Western Regional Council’s social media pages. 11) Suitability of entries for publication on social media will be at the discretion of Mid-Western Regional Council staff, and discussion will not be ente red into. 12) Entries will be judged by a panel of at least two persons, comprising at least one representative from Mid-Western Regional Council. 13) The judging panel reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are not deemed of a suitable standard. 14) Prize winners will be announced via Mid-Western Regional Youth Council’s social media channels, and winners contacted privately via email prize distribution may be delayed due to social distancing requirements. 15) Mid-Western Regional Youth Council will take all reasonable care with entries, but will not accept responsibility for any entries not received due to technological failure, damage, distortion, or similar that may occur to entries. 16) Council will endeavour to display all entries, but may not be able to do so due to display area restrictions. 17) Prizes not claimed by 31 December 2020 will be forfeited by the winner.

Privacy Policy: To read the privacy policy visit: midwestern.nsw.gov.au/Privacy-Statement


Have your questions from the One YA Book One Community novel answered by Sarah Epstein.

Send in your questions, and if yours is asked you’ll win a Mudgee Money Gift Card.
The person who asks our ‘ favourite ’ question will also win a Deep Water pack.

For more information, download the flyer here. (PDF 290Kb)

Terms and Conditions: 1) Anyone may submit a question but only persons who live, study, or work in the Mid-Western Regional Council area are eligible to win a prize 2 ) Persons under the age of 18 should ask permission from their guardian before entering the competition. 3) Entrants can submit as many questions as they like. 4) In the event that a question is asked by more than one person, the prize will be awarded to the eligible person whose email was rece ive d first. 5) All entries must be submitted as an email, and be suitable for display on Mid-Western Regional Youth Council and/or Mid-Western Regional Council’s social media page s. 6) Suitability of entries for publication on social media will be at the discretion of Mid-Western Regional Council staff, and discussion will not be entered into. 7) A maximum of $150 in Mudgee Money Gift Cards will be awarded. 8) Employees of Mid-Western Regional Council are not eligible to enter this competition. 9) Entrants’ likeness may be used for publicity purposes. 10) Entries will be judged by a panel of at least two persons, comprising at least one representative from Mid-Western Regional Council. 11) The judging panel reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are not deemed of a suitable standard. 12) Judges decisions are final and discussion will not be entered in to. 13) Prize winners will be announced via Mid-Western Regional Youth Council’s social media channels, and winners contacted privately via email prize distribution may be de layed due to physical distancing requirements. 14) Mid-Western Regional Youth Council will take all reasonable care with entries, but will not accept responsibility for any entries not received due to technological failure, damage, distortion, or similar that may occur to entries. 15) Prizes not claimed by 31 December 2020 will be forfeited by the winner.

Privacy Policy: To read the privacy policy visit: midwestern.nsw.gov.au/Privacy-Statement


Create the perfect pizza topping and win

Tell us the ideal savoury or sweet pizza topping for the Nolans to put on the menu at The Shallows’ Pizzeria (featured in Deep Water, the One YA Book One Community novel) and you could win!

For more information, download the flyer here (PDF 380Kb).

Terms and Conditions: 1) All entries must be original work by the entrant. 2) Entrants must be aged 12 25, and live, study, or work in the Mid West ern Regional Council area. 3 ) Persons under the age of 18 should ask permission from their guardian before entering the competition. 4) Entrants can subm it a maximum of two entries. 5) Employees of Mid-Western Regional Council are not eligible to enter this competition. 6 ) Entries may be displayed publicly and/or used for publicity purposes. 7 ) Entrants’ likeness may be used for publicity purposes. 8 ) Entries must be submitted via email and be suitable for display on Mid-Western Regional Youth Council and/or Mid Western Regiona l Council’s social media pages. 9 ) Suitability of entries for publication on social media will be at the discretion of Mid-Western Regional Council staff, and discussion will not be entered into. 10) Entries will be judged by a panel of at least two persons, comprising at least one representative from Mid-Western Regional Council. 11) The judging panel reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries are not deemed of a suitable standard. 12) Prize winners will be announced via Mid-Western Regional Youth Council’s social media channels, and winners contacted privately via email prize distribution may be delayed due to social distancing requirements. 13) Mid-Western Regional Youth Council will take all reasonable care with entries, but will not accept responsibility for any entries not received due to technological failure, damage, distortion, or similar that may occur to entries. 14) Council will endeavour to display all entries, but may not be able to do so due to display area restrictions. 15) Prizes not claimed by 31 December 2020 will be forfeited by the winner.

Privacy Policy: To read the privacy policy visit: midwestern.nsw.gov.au/Privacy-Statement