Save the Bilby Challenge 2017

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

Register your participation and interest NOW

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.

Download the 2017 poster A4 version (1.3 MB).

Download the 2017 poster A3 version (1.4 MB).

You can register now here.

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

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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Bilby Update - 2016 in Review

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