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Rail Safety Week 2016 Competition Winners

Congratulations to all 219 students from all over Australia who entered our Rail Safety Week 2016 Primary Schools Competition. Students were tasked with writing and illustrating a picture book about a safe rail journey with the theme, ‘Rail safety: It’s everyone’s responsibility’.

There were so many entries which had imaginative and creative story lines, and colourful and original artwork to accompany the text. It was very clear that all students put a lot of effort into creating their stories and learned a great deal about planning, writing, illustrating, finishing a task and most importantly, rail safety! We’d like to send a huge shout out to the teachers who guided their students through the task and spent ages scanning and submitting their students’ entries – well done on a mammoth effort!

Our judges Marie, Shane and Tim worked tirelessly for a week, reading through every entry and marking them against the judging criteria. We combined their three scores and ranked them to reveal the winners and runners up.

We would like to congratulate the winning students on their fantastic achievement in working together as a team to write and illustrate such wonderful picture books about a safe rail journey.

We have had their stories published and delivered the prizes to the winners, runner up, teachers and schools. Congratulations to these talented young Australian published authors!

You can order your very own FREE copy **only while stock lasts** of
‘The Best Excursion Ever’ [SORRY – OUT OF STOCK] and/or
‘Tommy Turtle’s Train Troubles’ [SORRY – OUT OF STOCK]
to be posted to you free of charge. Please note this is a free service for Australian addresses only. 


downloadYou can also download your very own copy of the e-book versions of all four titles free of charge. All e-books are provided in .epub format and professionally narrated for accessibility. You can download them to your usual e-book reader or device, and instructions on how to view them on a PC are included.



Foundation to Year 2 category


Tommy Turtle’s Train Troubles
Written and illustrated by Mia, Joel and Taye
Year 2,  St Joseph’s Primary School, Hillston NSW

Tommy Turtle's Train Troubles

Runner up

Ella’s Journey
Written and illustrated by Alyssa, Sophie and Grace
St Joseph’s Primary School, Year 2, Hillston NSW

St Josephs PS Year 2 Alyssa, Sophie and Grace image

Year 3 to Year 6 category


The Best Excursion Ever
Written and illustrated by Kenneth and Abbie
Year 4, Norwood Primary School, Launceston, Tasmania

The Best Excursion Ever


Runner up

Our First Train Ride
Written and illustrated by Micah, Sarah and Annabel
Year 4, West Ryde Public School, NSW

Our First Train Ride