Watch Ascham School take on the Write a Book in a Day Challenge!

What is Write a Book in a Day?

Instead of sitting in a writing workshop or English class taking notes about passive voice and metaphors, you will be doing it, living it, being the writer and editor and illustrator and book publisher in the pressure cooker of a 12-hour deadline. And the twist is that you will write this book with a team. Team writing? You will be surprised - it is wonderful fun. Welcome to Write a Book in a Day!

Test your team building skills
Join hundreds of teams from primary and secondary schools across Australia in a one day writing competition.
  • This is a great opportunity to foster teamwork, skill development and confidence for your students.Choose any day between 1st June and 31st August.
  • In teams of 5-10, write, edit, illustrate and bind a children’s book within 12 hours.
  • A word count within the limit for your category. 
  • Base your story on the characters, issue and setting you are sent on the day of writing.
  • Once the competition is finished, completed books are distributed to hospital schools/libraries around Australia.

Competition Information
Anytime between 1st June & 31st August
Open for
Primary, Middle, Upper School and General Public
$310 ($70 for entry and $240 to be eligible for judging)

To join the competition please visit
or contact Pip at

"Your concept is brillant, your materials are wonderful and we love the connection it builds with the community. Our kids adore it and that, after all, is what it is all about - student engagement."
Louise Mulligan
Loretto School

Corporate Partnership
Hundreds of schools and teams participate in Write a Book in a Day every year, and we would like to make this opportunity accessible to even more kids in Australia. 

Your support will:
  • Give a practical opportunity for kids to manifest their knowledge and creativity.
  • Lead to more books being written and sent to hospitals.
  • Promote the notion of kids helping kids.
  • Help create a better future for kids with cancer as all proceeds after administration cost goes towards childhood cancer medical research.
If the above is of interest to you, please contact us today on 1800 651 158 or email us at, and one of our friendly staff members will be there to assist you.

We cannot wait to hear from you.

Kind regards,
The Kids' Cancer Project Team
Be a hero and make a difference for kids with cancer today!