How it Works

  1. Home
  2. »
  3. How it Works

How to get started

Gather your 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 can I register and write?

Registration opens on 1 May 2024, choose a date between 1 June and 30 September 2024. 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. We have 9.5hr and 12hr day plans in our resources section to help you get started. 

How you make a difference

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 2023 winners and be inspired for your own Write a Book in a Day!