Writing and illustration competition

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Competitions for students
Year 3 to Year 6

2020 Writing competition

The deadline for the writing competition has been extended till the end of term 1!
The Illustration competition will follow the writing competition from June.

Students may write their short story on any idea that appeals to them.

Number of words:  

Section 1 –  Years  3-4    max 500 words – Great Lakes
Section 2 –  Years  5-6    max 750 words – Great Lakes; Manning
Entries should be emailed to: tell-me-a-story@ozemail.com.au


  • Friday 27th March – the last day to send entries – Great Lakes
  • Friday 3rd April – the last day to send entries – Manning
  • June 2020 – Schools are informed about the results of the writing competition.
  • September 2020 – The awards ceremony for writing and illustration competition, separatly for Great Lakes and Manning.


All participating students receive judges’ feedback and a certificate. In addition, short-listed entries receive:
Section 1 –  Years 3-4   special trophies;
Section 2 –  Years 5-6   special trophies and four $50 prizes

2020 Illustration competition

Illustration competition follows the writing competition.

Any student interested in entering this competition will be asked to illustrate one of the short-listed stories from the writing competition.
The illustration competition will run from June 2020.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in September.