Writing and Illustration competitions



Welcome to

Competitions for
Year 3 to Year 6 students


2023 Tell Me a Story Writing competition is now closed.

The results of the competition:

for Great Lakes entries, go to  Great Lakes region competitions – Tell Me a Story 

for Manning Valley entries, go to  Manning region competitions – Tell Me a Story 


All entrants receive Certificates and Feedbacks from Judges.

Students achieving “Commended” ranking or higher, receive Trophies.

2023 Tell Me a Story Illustration Competition

Any student interested in entering this competition is asked to illustrate one of the top stories from the writing competition.

Stories for illustrating have already been sent to schools. If you haven’t received stories for illustrating, please write to Teresa  tmas@tellmeastory.org.au 

For the illustration competition CONDITIONS of ENTRY and SCHEDULE, please see the Illustration Competition page.     Illustration Competition – Tell Me a Story 

2023 Competition Book

We are taking orders for this year’s competition book. No money is required when ordering.

Three books are on offer:

one with top entries from Great Lakes region schools, excluding Nabiac Public,

one with top Nabiac Public school entries and

one with top entries from Manning region schools.

The books will be available for collection in August, at the Awards Events.

To order a 2023 Tell Me a Story competition book, please send an email to

Teresa  tmas@tellmeastory.org.au  


2023 Tell Me a Story schedule

Articles in The Forster Fortnightly community newspaper

Opening of the 2023 Tell Me a Story writing competition:

65th Edition 22 February 2023 – Page 6

For other newspaper articles see:       Past Competitions – Tell Me a Story


Stephen Bromhead MP’s speech in NSW Parliament