Make Your Own Story Book

The Make Your Own Story Book Competition is held annually and attracts entries from young people statewide. It includes categories for picture books and story books. Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony, the date of which will be decided once new dates for Children's Book Week 2020 are announced.

This competition is open to all WA students from Pre Primary to Year 8. Individual and school based entries accepted. Please read entry form for specific guidelines.


Contact: Denise Robins


Important Dates 2020


Entry forms sent to schools

Friday 5 June

Closing date for entry submission  (Late entries CANNOT be accepted)


152 Burswood Road


WA 6100

NOTE: Westbooks is the collection point only.

Please direct any queries to Denise Robins:


Entries returned to the address listed on the entry form during August

Winning entries will be retained for display at the Awards ceremony.

Date yet to be decided

Presentation to Prizewinners [invited guests only]


Make your own story book lessons with Sean E. Avery

WA Author Sean E. Avery has created a series of YouTube videos that are specifically designed for children who want to enter the Make Your Own Story Book Competition. They can follow the steps at home to create a story book or a picture book. Here are the links to the first 3 lessons:

Lesson 1: Story Books and Picture Books:

Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas:

Lesson 3: Story Mountain:

Lesson 4:  Story Book Intro:

Lesson 5: Picture Book Intro:


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