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Competitions 2017 Picture Book Competition for Primary Schools

2017 Picture Book Competition for Primary Schools

Primary students from across Australia competed in our 2017 Picture Book Competition. Working in teams of 2 to 4, students wrote and illustrated picture books about a safe rail journey. Their books had to include characters who show how amazing they are at staying safe around trains, trams, tracks and level crossings – how they demonstrate the TrackSAFE Actions.

The quality of the entries was so high that our judges Marie, Shane and Kate had a very hard time scoring them. Well done to everyone who entered, you all made a huge effort to research, write and illustrate your books!

Congratulations to the following students, winners of the TrackSAFE Education 2017 Picture Book Competition.

Year 2 & 3 category (ages 6 to 8)

Sophia Pyne and Charlotte Scott
Year 2, Mount Rogers Primary School, Melba ACT
Emily and Sophia’s Worst Nightmare

Emily and Sophias worst nightmare cover

Year 4, 5 & 6 (ages 9 to 12)

Tiffany Jie and Sophia Brown
Year 5, Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School, Greystanes NSW
Let’s Teach Joe About Safety

Lets teach Joe about rail safety

Both books have been published in hard copy and e-book, and limited numbers of hard copies are now available to order free of charge.

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You can order your very own FREE copy **only while stocks last** of ‘Emily & Sophia’s Worst Nightmare” and/or ‘Let’s Teach Joe About Safety’, to be posted to you free of charge. Please note this is a free service for Australian addresses only.


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You can also download your very own FREE copy of both e-books to your usual e-book reader or device. E-books are provided in .epub format and professionally narrated for accessibility.



The winning students also received the following fantastic prizes:

  • $600 in vouchers for the team
  • Writing and illustration workshop for their whole class – see these highlights from the OLQP Primary workshop
  • Book published in hard copy and e-book
  • Nespresso coffee machine & pods for their teacher
  • $500 book voucher for their school library

We held a fabulous prize giving ceremony at OLQP Primary in Term 4 to present Sophia, Tiffany, their classmates, teacher Miss Clancy and Principal Mr Hopley with their prizes.

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TrackSAFE Education sincerely thanks our competition sponsor, John Holland CRN.


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Competition Sponsor