A storybook garden can be based on anything you might find in a book – a garden for fairies, super heroes, cars, dinosaurs, turtles, toads or witches – any story you can imagine.
The competition is open to children and young people (to 18 years) who live in the ACT and surrounding region. You might like to make it yourself, with your family or friends. You can also get an adult to help too – mum or dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, your teacher or childcare educator.
There are great prizes for you and the person who may help you. Prizes are listed below.
The competition costs $10 to enter and all entry fees will go towards towards Boundless, the Centenary of Canberra National Playground - Canberra’s first all abilities playground on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, opening on Saturday 11 October 2014.
The competition ends on Wednesday 26 November 2014.
The winners will be announced here on Wednesday 3 December 2014 – which is International Day of People with Disability. Prizes will be posted to winners.
HOW TO ENTER
Step 1. Make a Storybook Garden using recycled or natural items. You might like to create your garden in a container or corner of your yard. It can be as big or small as you like.
- What household / garden items could you use?
- The Green Shed is a great source of recycled items
- Looking for inspiration? Here is our pinterest board of storybook garden ideas we love.
Step 2. Take a photo of your Storybook Garden
Step 3. Email your photo, name, age, school year (if you are a student), a one line description of your entry, the name of the person who helped you, your relationship to them and your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will upload your photo and description to our pinterest board.
- Your details will be kept private and not passed on to a third party, including the ACT Government.
- Your photo should not exceed 10 megabytes.
- Your photo should not include images of people.
- Your email should be sent by 5pm Wednesday 26 November 2014.
Step 4. Donate $10 to Boundless Canberra via their donate page. Your entry fees will be going towards the construction costs of the playground.
Step 5. Tell Boundless Canberra that you have donated to the Storybook Garden Competition team via the donation 'thank you' page.
Step 6. Please share this competition wherever you can. Share it on your Facebook page, Pin it, Tweet it… tell your friends about it.
There will be prize packs for pre-schoolers, primary students and high school students as well as their helpers which might be parents, grandparents, teachers or other adults.
Prizes have been generously donated by the following people and businesses:
Prizes for children and young people:
- Belconnen I-Play - Small group up to 5 people valued at $100 -2 hours of games.
- Cantys bookshop - 2 x $30 book vouchers
- Cockington Green Gardens - 5 x family passes
- Dendy Cinemas - 2 x Traditional cinema vouchers
- Gardening4kids - $50 voucher to be awarded to a child with additional needs
- George Gregan Foundation - branded children's clothing
- Koomarri - a $50 I-tunes voucher
- National Dinosaur Museum - 3 x Family Admission Tickets
- National Zoo and Aquarium - family pass
- Questacon - family pass entry for 2 Adults and up to 3 children (valued at $70)
- SegGlideRide - 4 x 30 minutes segway rides for riders over the age of 12 years.
- Tutu Program Australia - a custom handmade tutu from tutu'ist Claire Twisty Vix.
- Wilowmark Imagery - photoshoot for the young person and their family with 10 images (valued at $1200).
- Zone 3 Laser Tag Canberra have kindly donated an entry ticket.
Prizes for adult helpers:
- Adam Robinson - Reversing camera
- Gardening Australia - 10 back issues of Gardening Australia magazine
- George Gregan Foundation - branded adult's clothing
- The Green Shed - 2 x $50 shop vouchers
- Matthew Sumner - Blue-Ray DVDs (BeeGees and Eagles)
- Magic Mini Gardens Canberra - mini garden valued at $50
- Megan Garrett - Body Shop prize pack
- Michael O'Brien - Wood carving wall hanging (valued at $800)
- Rodneys Plants Plus - prize value to be confirmed
If you can sponsor a prize or suggest someone who can, please email email@example.com.
WHO IS JUDGING THIS COMPETITION?
There are three judges:
- Rodney Toll, Rodney's Plants Plus
- Genevieve Jacobs, presenter 666 ABC Canberra radio
- Sandie Parkes, co-owner The Green Shed
Each judge will select the top three entries from each of the following categories : 0 - preschoolers, primary school students, high school students.
WHO IS RUNNING THIS COMPETITION?
This competition is being run as a private fundraising initiative by Fiona McIntosh, who is also an employee of Disability ACT in the ACT Government. The initiative is supported by Boundless Canberra.
No responsibility is taken for late or lost entries.
The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
Prizes cannot be transferred or exchanged
You can enter as many times as you like
FURTHER INFORMATIONWeb : actstorybook.blogspot.com.au
Facebook : www.facebook.com/ACTstorybook
Pinterest : www.pinterest.com/actstorybook
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Boundless Canberra information
Donation page : www.boundlesscanberra.org.au/donate.html
Donation 'Thank you' page : www.boundlesscanberra.org.au/thankyoutransfer.html
Facebook : www.facebook.com/BoundlessCanberra
Contacts : www.boundlesscanberra.org.au/contact.html