Book-creating Holiday Competition & Workshops

Book-creating Holiday Competition & Workshops

9 September 2020 Life Writing Autiobiography Memoir Collaboration

Online Book-creating Competition & Workshops during Australian school holidays - I'll be running online workshops to help teenagers create & publish personalised Books over the holidays 18 Sep - 23 Oct 2020 and again 1 Dec 2020 - 30 Jan 2021. The 10 best books will win $300 each.

$45 Digital book-creating dashboard online for 1 year, template pages & question prompts, 100 contributors to each book, 2 hours speech-to-text (any language), save audio & download PDF to print on demand.

Fun Activities:

Students work at their own pace and use technology-as-a-tool to speak their stories or interview others about their lives, experiences & perspectives. Template questions guide and speech-to-text (any language) captures the oral stories into the student’s automatically formatted digital book. Students invite others to contribute stories, ancestry information and photos directly into their books to quickly collate a lot of original, precious content into a modern format.

Example books:

COVID-19 & Me: automatically collect personal stories & experiences of this pandemic.

My Family Recipe Book: automatically collect your favourite recipes, cultural stories & celebrations into a precious Family keepsake.

Granddad's Memoir: automatically create your favourite person's Memoir, share online or print on demand & gift.

Online tutorials: 10am-2pm Mon, Wed, Fri

21 Sep - 21 Oct 2020 AND 1 Dec 2020 - 30 Jan 2021

Students can log into office hours sessions for personalised tutorials and to present their collected audio stories and text for fun story-sharing and collaborative editing exercises. Student’s collected content enriches online classes and they are motivated to learn when the content is their personal stories.

Book Presention:

Students are proud to present their polished books to their families. Books can be shared online or downloaded & printed on demand. Students can include books in their portfolios & higher education applications or print and gift or sell to their family.

Conditions of Entry

  1. Participants must be between 13 and 18 years of age.

  2. Registration and entry fee must be paid before tutorials start.

  3. Participants can only use the FamilyBookform book-creating dashboard and attend at least 5 online tutorial sessions for at least 20 minutes during the office hours 21 Sep to 23 Oct 2020 and share their book-creating process. Book content is private and does not need to be shared publicly, but Carey needs to see the content online to be eligible for the prize.

  4. Books must be over 200 pages, no more than 50% photo pages, no more than 100 contributors to be eligible for the prize.

  5. Prize-winners agree to their photo and feedback to be shared for publicity, examples:

Please Note:

  • Judging will be finalised and the prizes paid within 14 days of the completion dates.

  • Carey Furze is the owner and Founder of ‘’ (Bookform ABN: 2860 5514 592) and will be running the online tutorials and judging process and she has a working with children certificate. Carey is a published author and former English teacher.

  • Your book-creating dashboard is available for 1 year, after the competition you can continue to access your book-creating dashboard, keep adding content, edit, share & download your book as much as you like for 1 year from the date you signed up.

More info:

Collate your stories
  • Q&A templates to guide
  • Voice-to-text instantly into your book
  • Collaborate to build a book together