Writing and Illustration competitions

Welcome to

Competitions for
Year 3 to Year 6 students

2021 Tell Me a Story Writing Competition in now closed.

For the Writing Competition winners and schedule, see Writing Competition page.


 All the awarded stories and illustrations will be published in 2021 competition book.

To order a copy of the book (cost $15/copy) , please write an email to:  teresa@telmeastory.org.au .  

2021 Tell Me a Story Illustration Competition

        –   opens in a week starting 17th May 2021.

Any student interested in entering this competition will be asked to illustrate one of the short-listed stories from the writing competition.

Awards for illustrators:

All participating students receive certificates. In addition, short-listed entries receive:
            Section 1 –  Years 3-4   Trophies;
            Section 2 –  Years 5-6   Trophies and four $50 prizes

For the illustration competition CONDITIONS of ENTRY and schedule see Illustration Competition page.


Friday  30/7/21   4 PM

              Awards Ceremony for the Writing and Illustration competitions at the Tuncurry Memorial Hall.

Articles in The Forster Tuncurry community newspaper

An Article about Mim Haigh, one of  the Tell Me a Story writing competition judges 

The Forster Tuncurry -17th Edition 31/03/2021 – The Forster Tuncurry  , page 16

2021 writing competition poster

The Forster Tuncurry – 15th Edition 03/03/2021 – The Forster Tuncurry  , page 5

Opening of the 2021 Tell Me a Story writing competition

The Forster Tuncurry – 14th Edition 17/02/2021 – The Forster Tuncurry , page 6

A number of photos and an article, covering 2020 Tell Me a Story  awards ceremony . Pages 1, 2 & 15. 




Stephen Bromhead MP’s speech in NSW Parliament