Save the Bilby Challenge 2017

Create... Inspire... Act...

The Greater Bilby is one of Australia’s iconic native animals but it faces many threats that challenge its survival in outback Australia.

In our 2017 competition, we'll be asking Australian school students of all ages to produce a film / animation, piece of creative writing or poster to inspire greater public support for saving these threatened marsupials through action, education and raising awareness.

The best entry in each of the three age categories will win a real live bilby visit to their school.

Entries close on Friday 18 August 2017.

The winners will be announced on Friday 8 September, School's Bilby Day.

Register your intent to enter here

Competition documents:

Entry pack (PDF)

Entry form (PDF)

Consent form (PDF)

Teacher information pack (PDF)

Download the 2017 poster A4 version (1.3 MB)

Download the 2017 poster A3 version (1.4 MB)

If you have questions or would like a higher res version of the poster (over 7 MB), please contact:

Register your intent to enter here

Who won in 2016?

The winners and runners up are....

Winners will receive a visit from a real live bilby to their school. Runners up get a subscription to kids newspaper Crinkling News.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work and input.

And congratulations go to.......

Foundation to Year 3

Winner: Nethuja from Eagle Junction School (Qld) for creative writing 'How do I save the bilbies'

Runner up: Shiloh and Betsy from Village School (Victoria) for their video 'The Bilby Savers'

Year 4 to Year 6

Winner: Pele and Sonny from St Josephs (Qld) for their video 'Breaking News, Bilby News Report'

Runner up: Emi from Eagle Junction (Qld) for creative writing 'Kevin the Brave'

Year 7 to Year 12

Winner: Royce from Loganlea SHS (Qld) for creative writing 'Bilbies'

Runner up: Savanna from Loganlea SHS (Qld) for poster 'A Bilby's Life' (at right)


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