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
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
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.
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.
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.