To celebrate the exhibition Look! The art of Australian picture books today, the State Library of Victoria ran an illustration competition for children aged 2 to 12.

Sally Rippin created a magical short story especially for us, called The Dream-spinner. Each month kids across Victoria drew pictures for a new paragraph, and winners in each age group were chosen by our three judges.

You can now read The Dream-spinner online and see all the winning illustrations!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition – we were thrilled to receive hundreds of beautiful drawings!

Children’s Choice Competition – Winners

Eleanor (Age 2 – 4)
Jeremy (Age 5 – 7)
Dian (Age 8 – 12)

Please click on each child’s name above to view their entry.