School students around Australia are making preparations for their favourite fiction frenzy.
It’s all part of Write a Book in a Day, an annual competition that promotes literacy, collaboration and creativity, administrated by independent national charity, The Kids’ Cancer Project.
Write a Book in a Day gives students the opportunity to develop skills that will set them up for life - such as teamwork, problem-solving and leadership, they are also required to raise funds for medical research to help kids with cancer.
Key Write a Book in a Day dates
Registrations open Saturday 1 May 2021
Writing days Tuesday 1 June – Tuesday 31 August 2021
Registered teams of up to 10 (there are Primary and Secondary School divisions as well as an Open division so keen adults don’t miss out), will be given a brief and just 12 hours to write, illustrate and submit a storybook targeted to a youth audience. Completed books are uploaded to an online library to give access to children undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country.
In 2020, more than 7600 writers and illustrators in 1000 separate teams participated, raising over $530,000 for vital scientific research through The Kids’ Cancer Project.