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Who and How​

Gather classmates, colleagues or creative friends. Enter your team of 5 – 10 members into one of the five competition divisions. Simply read the manual, then register online and ask family and friends to sponsor you!

When and Where

Registration opens on 1 May 2023, choose a date between 1 June and 30 September 2023. Gather your team virtually using online tools or find a quiet space to get creative. Using the unique parameters , and random words provided, craft your narrative and illustrations. Start writing at 8am and be sure to complete your book by 8pm that evening. Be sure to submit your book by 9pm!

What and Why

A fun, creative and collaborative challenge for you, and the gift of reading for sick children. All completed stories are included in the Online Library which is shared with hospitals around Australia for families and children undergoing treatment. Plus the money you raise goes toward much needed childhood cancer research through The Kids’ Cancer Project. Check out the 2022 winners and be inspired for your own Write a Book in a Day!