Writing and Illustration competitions



Welcome to

Competitions for
Year 3 to Year 6 students



2024  Tell Me a Story competitions

Writing competition will be announced in mid February 2024.

Illustration competition will be announced at the beginning of school term 2

Future entrants are encouraged to use the resources available on our website, like

Story Writing Tips.

Before sending an entry, students are encouraged to check, if their story complies

with the Conditions of Entry.

For a better presentation of a story, students are encouraged to use the checklist, before sending their entry:

Checklist for Years 3-4   or  Checklist for Years 5-6.



Stories and illustrations that achieved a Merit, or a higher award, are published in a competition book.

2023 Competition books are now sold out. 



Articles in The Forster Fortnightly community newspaper

FF 79th Edition 6 September 2023 – pages 8 & 9

Awards’ Event in Tuncurry Memorial Hall on 25th of August 2023. – Pages 8 & 9

FF 77th Edition 9 August 2023 – p15 &16

The List of students who achieved top results in the Writing and in the  Illustration competitions to be displayed at the Tuncurry exhibition.

The article portrays students behind book cover illustrations, for three books we have published.

FF 65th Edition 22 February 2023 – Page 6

Opening of the 2023 Tell Me a Story writing competition.

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


Stephen Bromhead MP’s speech in NSW Parliament