Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition
Entry to our Furry Tales Children’s Story Writing Competition is now closed for 2022; thank you to everyone who shared their unique stories. We will now review each story and select the story that we feel is well written, unique, and engaging, generates an emotional response and has the potential to educate preschool aged children on responsible cat ownership or how amazing cats are as pets. We look forward to confirming our competition winner in early November. Stay tuned.
Are you a cat lover with a passion for writing who would love to support the work of The Cat Protection Society in caring for and rehoming cats and kittens in need?
For the second year, The Cat Protection Society of Victoria are inviting budding authors to write and share a story for preschool aged children (3-5 years of age) that helps to educate children on responsible cat ownership or promote just how amazing cats are as companion pets.
Your short story may be focussed on a cat who has found themselves seeking refuge at our adoption shelter; about a cat who is adopted into their purrfect furever home; about the challenges faced by a cat living on the street without a home to call its own; about your own family cat or about a cat that has had a profound impact on your life.
We can’t wait to read your stories.
Our winning story will be illustrated by the wonderfully talented Artist and Photographer Leah Lux (leahlux.com) and published into a Children’s Book that will be available for purchase from our Society retail and online store in early 2023. All sale proceeds from the Book will help to ensure that we can continue to provide the highest levels of care and rehome cats and kittens in need.
The book will also form a key part of our Cat Protection Society Community Outreach Program.
Our winning author will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card, a private shelter tour with plenty of opportunities for cat and kitten cuddling with x3 friends and x3 copies of their very own Furry Tales Children’s Book.
All short stories received will be judged on the following criteria:
- Is the story well written, unique and engaging?
- Does reading the story generate an emotional response; whether it be a smile, a laugh, a tear or a warm, happy feeling inside?
- Does the story help to educate the community on responsible cat ownership?
- Does the story help to promote how amazing cats are as companion pets?
We have also engaged some expert guest judges to help us identify the short story that should be developed into our Children’s Story Book. Our judging panel for our 2022 Furry Tales Writing Competition including the teaching team at Watsonia Preschool (watsoniapreschool.com.au) and our Cat Protection Society Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager.