About the Competition

Students in Years 3 to 6 are invited to take part in Tell Me a Story writing and illustration competitions.

Tell me a Story competition is a local competition that has been running successfully in the Great Lakes and Manning regions since 2018 and is popular with students.

Competition goals:

  • Support schools in their effort to improve students’ literacy level;
  • Increase children’s creativity and confidence;
  • Provide out-of-school opportunities for students where they can experiment and put their skills to the test;
  • Help the children to discover passion through a fun creative process.

Competition values:  “Celebrating learning”.

Competition objective:  Encourage students to have a go and discover joy in writing and illustrating.

Key elements of the competition:

  • Tell Me a Story competition invites schools in the same region to participate;
  • All students participating in the writing competition receive a feedback from judges and a certificate.  There are trophies and cash prizes for top entries;
  • Illustration competition follows the writing competition and is based on top stories from the writing competition;
  • Winners are announced in a local newspaper and published on Tell Me a Story website;
  • Writing and illustration entries are published in Tell Me a Story book;
  • All participating illustrations are exhibited at the Awards Ceremony, together with short-listed stories;
  • Funds are raised in the local community, raising awareness and gaining support from the community;
  • There is one Awards Ceremony for Tell Me a Story writing and illustration competition.

Competition Founders:   Teresa I. Siminska and Monika M. Klenner.

Tell Me a Story competition logos are copyright protected.   

Writing competition logo:




Artist:     Monika Klenner   Monika Maria Klenner (monikaklenner.com)  




Illustration competition logo:





Artist:  Nyaree Donnelly