The Home Imaginarium Writing Competition

Photo of child writing in a notebook with a pen. Photo courtesy pexels.comWe’re excited to announce our second big competition for 2020! Alphabet Soup is partnering with Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts to bring you:

The Home Imaginarium Writing Competition (Entries close 5 May 2020)

This writing competition is open to Australian residents aged 7 to 12. Write a short story up to 800 words long (shorter is fine). Your story can be on any subject but you must include the words PAPER and BIRD (separately or together) somewhere in your story. 

At the end of your story you must include the following details:

  • Entrant’s full name
  • Entrant’s age (as at 5 May 2020)
  • Australian postal address (for receiving books in the mail)
  • Parent’s email address
  • Parent’s mobile number
  • The statement: “This is my own unaided work, and it has not been published elsewhere.”

Parents/guardians should email entries to:


PRIZES: The winner will:

  1. have their story read aloud by an Australian author or illustrator as part of the Paper Bird Books Home Club videos AND
  2. receive a 6-month subscription to Paper Bird Books’ Home Imaginarium. (This means the winner will receive a new-release children’s book each month, for 6 months.)

Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before entering! Good luck!