2017 Picture Book Competition for Primary Schools
Entries close Friday, 23 Jun 2017
Working in teams of 2 to 4, students write and illustrate a picture book about a safe rail journey.
The journey could take their characters on an adventure on a train, on a tram, across tracks at a designated crossing (pedestrian level crossing, level crossing, footbridge, and/or underpass). It could take place in the city, through the bush and beyond. The characters could safely use other modes of transport on their journey (walking, cycling, scooters, skateboards, cars, hovercraft) – the possibilities are endless!
No matter what happens on their journey, the characters need to show how amazing they are at staying safe around trains, trams, tracks and level crossings – how they demonstrate the TrackSAFE Actions:
The story needs to be pitched at children aged 3-6, and must include only a positive storyline, messages, illustrations and tone about the safety and actions of the characters around trains, trams, tracks and level crossings. If the entry includes dangerous or silly behaviour by any character it will not be considered for shortlisting.
The competition is open to Australian primary school students (up to age 12) in two categories:
- Year 2 & 3 (ages 6 to 8)
- Year 4, 5 & 6 (ages 9 to 12)
This competition is a fantastic way of building writing and illustration skills through a meaningful task, with practical safety learning outcomes and an audience reach wider than simply the people within the four walls of your classroom. The competition can easily fit within your normal teaching program due to the strong curriculum links.
Request your competition pack to download everything you will need to support your students in this competition, including:
- Competition flyer
- Competition info for teachers
- Judges’ Tips poster for students
- Our ‘Top 10 TrackSAFE Actions’ poster
- Australian Curriculum links
- Entry form
- A brochure about our general primary school resources
All entries are subject to the competition Terms and Conditions.
Please read all documents and the Ts & Cs carefully to ensure entries meet the criteria.
Entries must be submitted by the Teacher Sponsor via the ‘submit entry’ button below, and the competition closes at midnight on Friday 23rd June 2017.
Entries will be shortlisted, and our expert judging panel will judge the top 10 entries in each category.
Winners will be announced during Rail Safety Week, 14-20 August 2017.