Are you in year 7-12? Do you let your imagination run wild?

Submit an original short story of up to 700 words with your interpretation of the 2021 Children’s Book Week theme “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds” for a chance to WIN one of two $200 gift vouchers!

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Entries Open - now extended until 28 August!

Shortlisted prizes include:
  • writing workshop with guest judge Deb Fitzpatrick
  • illustration workshop with Aśka
  • winner’s presentation and morning tea on September 18th 2021.
  • have your story published on the City of Canning website
  • book vouchers from Westbooks.

With guest judge Deb Fitzpatrick!

​Deb lives and works in Fremantle and has published novels for adults, young adults and children. Deb’s sixth novel, The Spectacular Spencer Gray, was published in July 2017. Deb has a Master of Arts (creative writing) from UWA and regularly teaches creative writing, professional writing and editing. The perfect guest judge for this competition! Learn more about Deb

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Meet Aśka!

Aśka illustrates children’s books and magazines and delivers engaging talks and workshops to schools across WA and abroad. With nine published books and over ten years of experience in children’s illustration, graphic and product design, making and publishing comics and animation, a workshop with Aśka will be one to get writing for! Learn more about Aśka

A HUGE thanks to

Enter your submission below!
Please tell us what high school you currently attend.
This competition is for students in years 7-12. Unfortunately applications for primary school students will not be accepted.
Let us know what email address we can contact you on.
What is the best phone number to contact you or your guardian on?
Your story should not exceed 700 words

Read the 2020 Winning Stories!
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