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.
NEW CLOSING DATE: Friday 24th July 2020
- 2020 Entry Form
- Make a book ideas and suggestions
- Hints for personal entries
- Hints for school entries
- Judges' tips
- Parts of a book
Contact: Denise Robins firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Dates 2020
Entry forms sent to schools
Friday 24th July
NEW CLOSING DATE!
Closing date for entry submission (Late entries CANNOT be accepted)
NOTE: Westbooks is the collection point only.
Please direct any queries to Denise Robins: email@example.com
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.
Lesson 1: Story Books and Picture Books: https://youtu.be/h3wL9mwlJG8
Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas: https://youtu.be/AK7SfA5VqTA
Lesson 3: Story Mountain: https://youtu.be/vEZUTSrGys8
Lesson 4: Story Book Intro: https://youtu.be/5z5JhqXKzco
Lesson 5: Picture Book Intro: https://youtu.be/k7hQD4YI7Rc
Lesson 6: Story Book Build Up: https://youtu.be/FLG4HNW94Jg
Lesson 7: Picture Book Build Up: https://youtu.be/IxrDra7QYto
Lesson 8: Character Illustrations (Part 1) https://youtu.be/_bHBv21FJgU
Lesson 9: Character Illustrations (Part 2) https://youtu.be/n41xRidNSeM
Lesson 10: Story Book Conflict Part 1: https://youtu.be/00UMJ2uIpSY
Lesson 11: Story Book Conflict Part 2: https://youtu.be/PXm-z7Ia164
Lesson 12: Picture Book Conflict Part 1: https://youtu.be/Zz2AZ11MUlM
Lesson 13: Picture Book Conflict Part2: https://youtu.be/gfj9Zt_BGI8
Lesson 14: Story Book Resolution: https://youtu.be/-bG9o7n2DBU
Lesson 15: Picture Book Resolution: https://youtu.be/A1IBG6HJ1LA
Lesson 16: Story Book End: https://youtu.be/ZWT_7qIeNUM
Lesson 17: Picture Book End: https://youtu.be/oiuZJW-rWzA
Lesson 18: Writer's Tool Kit (Part 1): https://youtu.be/q_ANOjNjyZE
Lesson 19: Writer's Tool Kit (Part 2): https://youtu.be/DnzFyymZ8MU
Lesson 20: Shape And Size: https://youtu.be/bGUfgxqL2Bw
Lesson 21: Layout And Composition: https://youtu.be/phmXwiDJfn8
Lesson 22: Illustration Mediums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Lesson 23: Page Binding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Lesson 24: Case Binding: https://youtu.be/CoQmQZlE4rs
Lesson 25: Final Binding: https://youtu.be/9BGuRe3cfxc
Lesson 26: The Final Checklist: https://youtu.be/JRKcBjEYN7Y