Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition
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?
The Cat Protection Society of Victoria are inviting writing enthusiasts young and old to prepare and share their very own unique short story aimed at preschool to junior primary school aged children that helps to educate the community on responsible cat ownership and raise the profile of cats 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 forever 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 Junior Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is open to children aged 12 years and under and stories should be no longer than 1000 words.
Our Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is open to anyone aged 12 years and above and should be no longer than 2500 words.
Our favourite stories from both competition categories will be combined into a Children’s Book that will be fully illustrated and published available to purchase from our Society retail and online store. 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 Primary School Program which will be rolled out in 2022.
Our winning author in the Junior Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition will receive a $150 Ultimate Kids Gift Card, a certificate and a private shelter tour with plenty of opportunities for cat and kitten cuddling with x3 friends (to be scheduled when restrictions allow).
Our winning author in the Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition will receive a $300 Visa Debit Card Voucher and a private shelter tour.
Both authors will also be featured within the published Children’s Book.
All short stories received across both categories 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 from each competition category that should be developed into our Children’s Story Book.