Help town crier find his voice


ROY Bowling loves to have good cry.

Which is why he is asking Clarence Valley residents to write a new town cry for him to use when he competes in the 11th World Town Criers Championships in Maryborough this September.

To compete in the championships Mr Bowling must prepare three 'cries' ? one about his home town or area; one about Maryborough; and one about a topic of his own choice.

Marking is based on the quality of the cry, the crier's vocal characteristics and overall presentation.

Anyone interested in penning a new town cry needs to take note of the rules:

It should be at least 75 words and no more than 100 words in length; It should be about where you would take someone if they visited the Clarence Valley;

It should rhyme;

It should contain three 'ohyez';

It should finish with the words 'God bless Australia and God save the Queen'.

Cries need to be submitted to The Daily Examiner by July 15.

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