Every year Reading Australia runs a NAIDOC Week colouring competition, and every year we are blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity of Australia’s students.

We commissioned two brilliant illustrators to design colouring sheets inspired by their books that feature on Reading Australia: Angela Ramirez, who illustrated The Little Corroborree Frog, and graphic novelist, Brenton McKenna, who wrote and illustrated the Ubby’s Underdogs trilogy (including The Legend of the Dragon Phoenix and Heroes’ Beginnings).

This year we partnered with ABC Education to host the competition, and between our two organisations we received well over 1300 entries! But this was a highly competitive contest, and there could only be three winners. Our judges were impressed with the fantastic colour choices, attention to detail, and the humour and joy evident in the entries we received. Scroll down to see the winning entries!

Reilly from Year 10 has won copies of the entire Ubby’s Underdogs trilogy, including The Legend of the Dragon PhoenixHeroes’ Beginnings, and Return of the Dragons; Rachelle from Year 5 has won copies of The Little Corroboree FrogMrs Whitlam and Free Diving; and Lavinia from Year 2 has won copies of The Little Corroboree FrogOnce There Was a Boy and Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna. Plus, each of the winning student’s schools will receive the same set of books for their school library!

Reilly, Year 10, St Catherine’s Catholic College

Rachelle, Year 5, Mt Kuring-gai Primary School

Lavinia, Year 2, East Hamersley Primary School