First thing first – a huge well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Write a Book in a Day. It’s no mean feat to put together an epic, fully illustrated novel in 12 hours, but that’s exactly what 11,494 of you did! Read on to find out who took home the top prizes.
Before we announce the winners, we also owe you a massive thank you for your dedicated fundraising efforts. The $792,423 you have helped to raise will help scientists develop kinder and more effective treatments for kids with cancer.
Your incredible books will also be made available to children’s hospitals throughout Australia, bringing a great sense of comfort and a welcome distraction to kids who are facing an incredibly difficult battle. Explore the books and read the next generation of authors.
2022 in numbers
With teams entering from across Australia, 2022 was our biggest year ever! In total, there were:
11,494 individual writers
$792,423 raised for kids’ cancer research
Congratulations to our national winners!
The display of talent and creativity across the entire competition was truly impressive, but each category can only have one winner! And the winners are…
Best Book: Plan Bee, The Sublime Sixes, King’s Christian College
Best Illustration: Plan Bee, The Sublime Sixes, King’s Christian College
Best Book: Thief in the Themepark, PLC Year 9, Presbyterian Ladies’ College
Best Illustration: Potted Plague, Fenestra to the soul, Pymble Ladies’ College
Best Book: Spider Roots, The Elmos, Davidson High
Best Illustration: The Intergalactic Shearer, Nucleumbers, Mercedes College