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Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions

Furry Tales Children’s Story Competition is now open for submissions

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria has launched a new writing competition to raise awareness about the caring and rehoming of cats.

The competition has two categories: a Junior category which is open to children 12 years and below, and an Open category for anyone 12 years and above.

Entrants are asked to submit a short story aimed at preschool to junior primary school aged children that informs the community about responsible cat ownership and to raise the profile of cats as companions.  

Rachel Bitzilis, the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Cat Protection Society of Victoria said, “Short story entries can 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 a cat that has had a profound impact on your life!”

The winners from across the two categories will be combined into a Children’s Book that will be professionally illustrated and published. The book will be available for purchase via the Society’s retail and online stores and all proceeds of the book will go towards the caring and rehoming of cats.

Additionally, the winner of the Junior category will be awarded a $150 Ultimate Kids Gift Card, a certificate, and a private shelter tour. The winner of the Open age category will be awarded a $300 Visa Debit Card Voucher.

The Competition is open now until Sunday the 17 October and the winners will be announced at the beginning of November.

See their website for more information here.