2016 Award Winners for the Make Your Own Story Book Compeition

Make Your Own Story Book ACT CBCA banner

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has awarded our best children’s authors and illustrators for over 70 years. Now it’s our children’s turn.

Students from all over Canberra and the region have shown us their amazing talent. We received over 280 beautiful picture and story books from students in Year 1 up to Year 8 in the inaugural Make Your Own Story Book competition.

Some of these entries now on display at Libraries ACT until 28 October 2016.

  • Southside schools at Tuggeranong Library.
  • Inner North schools at Dickson Library.
  • Belconnen and Gungahlin schools at Belconnen Library.


The very best of these entries will be awarded at a special presentation featuring legendary Australian author, check Jackie French, during ACT Children’s Week celebrations.

The students’ artistic skill promises great visual imagery and Jackie French is an articulate and passionate speaker who attracts a high level of interest from the public. Our thousands of teachers and families are also interested in stories about generating interest in literacy for children.

ceremony1  madeline3  interview2

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First Place & Highly Commended

Category First Place Highly Commended  Highly Commended
Year 1-2 Picture Book Charlie
Young Public School
Lilli the Leopard gets Lostcharlie1
Blue Gum Community School 
The Magic Golden Flowersanthea
Canberra Girls Grammar School
The Adventure with the Polar Bearallegra
Year 3-4 Picture Book Molly
Orana Steiner School
Dave the Squidmolly
Orana Steiner School
Timmy the Tortoisenicola
Year 3-4 Story Book Shiru
Brindabella Christian College
The Adventures of Silky the Dog and Misty the Catshiri
Amaroo School
The Blue Team Launches into Spacechinmay
Year 5-6 Picture Book Ella
Ainslie School
Odd One Outella
Amaroo School
What is in the Woods You Ask?mardi
Year 5-6 Story Book Bella
Canberra Girls Grammar School
Love’s Decisionbella
Amaroo School
The Lost Storylubna
Year 7-8 Picture Book Dana
Orana Steiner School
The Secretdana
Merici College
Busy Toysisabella

 Judges Awards

Year 1-2 Picture Book Holly
St Monica’s Primary School
There’s a Crocodile Under my Bedholly
Macquarie Primary School
The Sharksenuka1
St Joseph’s Primary School
Rea the Rainbow Lorikeetmadeline2
Year 5-6 Story Book Ziggy
Farrer Primary School
The M Cavesziggy
Sacred Heart Primary School
Affable Alfredalyssia
St Gregory’s Primary School
The War Nurserose

Special Judges Class Award for Orana Steiner School: 3-4 Story Book Category

  • A Skydiving Adventure by Maya
  •  Emily’s Adventure by Ishbel
  • The Horrible Week  by Khali

Co-ordinator Award

Year 5-6 Picture Book Claire
Namadgi School

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