Zoo Ball Challenge - closed. Check out the book here.


About the Challenge
How to Vote
More about Zoo Ball
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 If you would like to enter the next challenge please click here.

Thank you to all of the children who entered the Wombat Books Illustration competition! We received a lot of great entries and congratulate all entrants on their efforts.

It is now up to the public to vote for their favourite illustrations!



 About the Challenge

The Challenge has been established in order to provide aspiring young illustrators with the opportunity to be published in a professionally produced children's book and gain an introduction into the world of illustrating.

Winning illustrators will be published in the book titled Zoo Ball. They will also receive two free copies of the book and a $50 voucher to spend at Wombat Books on other titles. They will be acknowledged on the Wombat Books website and there may be opportunities for them to illustrate work in the future.

One illustrator will also be given the exclusive opportunity to design the cover for the book and will win a cash prize of $200.

Note: other illustrators will not receive payment or a cash award.

How to Vote
A selection of entries will be posted on our blog for public voting. While some children have entered for multiple pages, we have selected some of their entries to be listed on the website.

The illustrations that have the most votes from the public will be considered as finalists and submitted to the judging panel for selection, which includes the selection of the cover illustrator. The judging panel is made up of educators as well as the publishing team.

To place your vote, visit the Challenge Blog and select the entry you wish to vote for. To place your vote either:

1. Give the illustration 5 stars!
2. 'Like' the illustration on Facebook
3. 'Share' the illustration on Facebook

You can vote more than once and for as many different illustrators as you like. So tell your friends, family and school to support your entry!

About the Book: Zoo Ball
When Ned takes his bouncing ball to the Zoo, it causes a ruckus among the animals as they all have their turn playing with the bouncy ball. Follow Ned's ball as it bounces from tiger to toucan and tapir too – as well as many other favourite animals at the zoo. Find out more about the author, Aleesah Darlison.


Please note: illustrators who are selected as finalists to be published in the book may be asked to contribute to other page spreads as required and/or be asked to modify their original pictures where necessary.


For all enquiries contact:

Wombat Books
Phone: 07 3245 1938
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