Monday, 31 August 2015

2015 Storybook Garden Competition Now Open

Garden Fairy Village
made by Elka (4) and her mum
2014 Storybook Garden Comp

The Storybook Garden Competition returns for Spring 2015, raising funds for the next stage of Boundless Canberra the all abilities playground, located on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin at Kings Park. 

The Storybook Garden Competition is about creating miniature gardens inspired by a story, using recycled and natural materials. 

This year the competition has been extended so people of all ages who live in the ACT region can enter.  Prizes listed below will be allocated in three categories - individuals (young people over 12 and adults), families and children's services (childcare centres, family day carers).

The competition costs $10 to enter (per garden) and all entry fees will go towards the next stage of Boundless Canberra.

The competition ends on Sunday 8 November 2015.

The winners will be announced here on Thursday 3 December 2015 – which is International Day of People with Disability. Prizes will be posted to winners.


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.

Step 2. Take a photo of your Storybook Garden

Step 3. Email your photo, name, age, a one line description of your entry, the name of the person who helped you (if relevant) and your contact details to  
  • 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 Sunday 8 November 2015
Step 4. Donate $10 to Boundless Canberra via the donate page.

Step 5. Tell Boundless Canberra that you have donated to the Storybook Garden Competition team via the contact 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.



Prizes for the 2015 competition have been generously sponsored by local and interstate businesses:

Individual Prizes - young people over 12 and adults
- Wilomark Imagery - full glamour makeover/pamper session and photoshoot with a 11x14" matted print valued at $495.
- My Chocolate Obsession - chocolate gift hamper

Family Prizes
- National Dinosaur Museum - 2 family passes
- Cockington Green - 2 family passes
- Questacon - 1 family pass

Children's Services Prizes
- Disability Awareness book pack for children under 5 - sponsor TBC
- Hope Toys - Disability Awareness Doll
- Vegies to Your Door - $50 seasonal box of vegies
- Gardening4Kids - $50 voucher for entry created by children with and without disability
- Hey Dee Ho Music Canberra - interactive movement based class 'A Day in the Garden' for 3, 4 or 5 yr olds (can be mixed), up to 25 children


Amanda Whitley, founder and director of HerCanberra

 Sandie Parkes, co-owner The Green Shed









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 ($10 per entry)



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If you would like to sponsor an additional prize for the ACT Storybook Garden Competition, please email me at


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