Judges have their work cut out for them as State Library mail bags fill with high quality entries for the Look! Draw a story competition.

More than 200 entries have been received so far with more illustrations arriving every day.

Each month, guest judges select three winning artworks from children aged 2-12: one from each age category (2-4, 5-7 and 8-12 year olds).  All submitted entries will be displayed on Flickr®

Children’s author Sally Rippin has created a magical short story for the competition called The Dream-spinner. One paragraph of The Dream-spinner will be released on the competition entry forms each month from December 2010 to April 2011. Children simply need to draw their response to the story for a chance to win a $250 prize pack by Crayola! There is no limit on the number of times a child can enter.

Competition coordinator, Lucy Stewart, said the quality of the entries has been outstanding.

‘Many of these works would not look out of place in a commercially published picture book. It’s amazing to see how much skill and effort children have demonstrated in this competition and it’s a privilege to see young imaginations at work. They’ve drawn dream-spinners, bumble bee trees and moon-trawlers – the illustrations certainly take us to some wonderful places.

Opening the mail to see all the new entries is a highlight of my day so please keep them coming.’

To enter:
1)    download and print the entry form
2)    read this month’s paragraph from The Dream-spinner on page 2 of the entry form
3)    create an illustration on the entry form
4)    mail your completed form and illustration to:

Draw a Story Competition
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC 3000

OR simply drop it into one of the competition boxes in the Library!

Becky, aged 7

Becky, aged 7

Dian, aged 11

Dian, aged 11

This article has 2 comments

  1. this shows a high level of ability and concepts.
    She could develop into a high levelartist

  2. wow what a good drawing Dian did at age 11

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