Help the SNSL Campaign by entering our photo competition.  All Australian
school libraries are invited to submit photos to be in the running for one of several fantastic prizes to help a library thrive in 2019.

What’s it all about?

We want to see, hear and feel what your library, your patrons, your staff are like.

Snap a scene that reflects a thriving school library. For instance, you might spot students and staff who are: creating on laptops, learning to use a database, participating in a makerspace meeting, reading in a relaxed setting, discussing a book, working in groups, playing chess, etc.

Think about themes and expressions to capture: delight, awe, wonder, industry, collaboration, beauty, brilliance, silence, exuberance, concentration, curiosity, functionality, learning, appreciation, innovation and the full diversity of our Australian society.


Thank you to our generous supporters for donating a range of exciting prizes to motivate us. 

WebLinks subscription for one year, two $100 Visa vouches from Softlink, $200 for books or ebooks from Wheelers, a subscription to over 2,300 scripts at and a beautiful boxed set of Harry Potter paperbacks from Bloomsbury.

What do I need to do?


Email: by close of business 3rd of December 2018 and attach:

  • Good quality photos in .jpg or .tiff < 3MB
  • Entry form complete with contact information
  • Declaration attesting to signing of media permissions for all persons pictured and the photographer.


You may enter any number of times. Email separately for each entry. Students Need School Libraries will appoint judges to select or draw the winners. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Download the poster in PDF form to help promote the competition.

SNAP for SNSL photo competition kit - everything you need to know and to enter in one PDF.

Download the entry form to include with your submission.

Download the media consent form and fill out all details before submitting your photos.

How will this help support school libraries?

If we want to convince our education leaders that schools can't flourish without a vibrant school library, we need to show them. Get snapping and help our community show Australia why we should treasure vibrant school libraries.



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