This year Love your Bookshop Day is running three public online competitions.

Competition winners will receive a Love your Bookshop pin and vouchers to be redeemed at their local bookshop.

Writing competition - adults and kids 

Love poem for your favourite bookshop

Write a love poem to your favourite bookshop. It can be about any bookshop anywhere in the country – near or far!

  • To enter*, post your poem to your social media channel (or you parents channel if you are under 13 years of age) by 1st October 2021
  • Make sure you include the hashtags #loveyourbookshopday and #LYBD2021 so they can be in the running and judges see them
  • Winners will published on ABA social channels on- Love Your Bookshop Day (Saturday 9th October)

*Note – if you do not have a social media account you can submit your entry via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colouring competition - kids

  • Download the colouring competition PDF available HERE
  • Fill out your name and age, colour it in and decorate it to the best of your abilities.
  • To enter*, post your coloured picture to your social media channel (or you parents channel if you are under 13 years of age) by 1st October 2021
  • Make sure you include the hashtags #loveyourbookshopday and #LYBD2021 so ABA judges can see your entry.
  • Winners will published on ABA social channels on- Love Your Bookshop Day (Saturday 9th October)

*Note – if you do not have a social media account you can submit your entry via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kids Prizes:

A LYBD pin and a $50 Australian Book Voucher in each age category

Age categories: 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12

Adult Prizes:

1st Prize - a LYBD pin + $100 Australian Book Voucher
2nd Prize - a LYBD pin + $50 Australian Book Voucher
3rd Prize - a LYBD pin + $30 Australian Book Voucher
 
Terms & Conditions:
Entries open 1 September and close 1st October 2021. Winners will be announced on social media on Love Your Bookshop Day, Saturday 9th October 2021.
One entry will be accepted per entrant. By entering the competition, the artist gives the ABA license to use their work and the entrant’s first name for promotional purposes including publication online. By submitting a colouring page, guardians are signifying that they have read and agreed to the competition terms and conditions. Entrants will be judged by a panel of ABA staff. Prizes will be given for three age groups – 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 year olds. Each age group will have one winner and each winner will receive a $50 Australian Book Voucher and Jubly-Umph X ABA lapel pin. Prize is not redeemable for cash.