Writing and Illustration competitions

Welcome to

Competitions for
Year 3 to Year 6 students

2021 Writing competition

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

Number of words:  

Section 1 –  Years  3-4    max 500 words
Section 2 –  Years  5-6    max 750 words
Entries should be emailed to: tmas@tellmeastory.org.au and received by Thursday, 25th March.


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

For Conditions of Entry and the Schedule, please check: Writing Competition – Tell Me a Story

2021 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 Monday 17th May.

Winners from both competitions will be announced at the awards ceremony in July.

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