Last term we gave away ten $100 Booktopia vouchers, and this term we’re offering the same prize, but with a different challenge!

We will give five $100 Booktopia vouchers to students and another five to their school libraries. This competition is run in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and is designed to encourage students to explore Australian books.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to both primary and secondary students. We encourage teachers and librarians to enter on behalf of their students.

How do I enter?

  1. Download the competition poster to put up in your classroom or school library.
    Primary poster (PDF)
    Secondary poster (PDF)
  2. Ask students to pick their favourite Reading Australia book – there are over 300 to choose from!
  3. Challenge them to write a haiku inspired by their chosen book.
  4. Send in your students’ entries to – they can enter more than once. Don’t forget to include the student’s name, year group and the name of their school.

Examples of possible entries:

Example one

Lone girl walks desert.
Photographer documents
her triumphant trek.
(Tracks by Robyn Davidson)

Example two

Forgotten soldiers.
Alfred fought in the Great War.
Let’s remember him.
(Alfred’s War by Rachel Bin Salleh and Samantha Fry)

See the winner’s of the 10-word challenge for extra inspiration.

We would love to see what creative Reading Australia Competition library displays you can come up with, so snap a photo and put it up on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #ReadingAustraliaChallenge

Make sure to get your entries in by 5 p.m. EST on 10 September 2018!

Read the terms and conditions.