Dumbo Feather’s high school comp is now open for 2015.

New Conversations is all about connecting students to the power of storytelling and helping develop their communication skills.

To enter, Australian students in years 9 and 10 must interview someone who inspires them. Students can then tell their story in four ways:

  • a 300-word summary of the interview
  • a cartoon strip
  • a video
  • a written conversation in the form of a Dumbo Feather interview

Check out last year’s winning entry from Stephanie Powell about her friend Lauryn aka Titanium Girl!

Students and teachers will have the chance to WIN an iPad, a 1-year subscription to Dumbo Feather, cash prizes and be published by Dumbo Feather.

We’ve partnered with award-winning education organisation Cool Australia to create an extensive Australian Curriculum-aligned toolkit for teachers that has free lesson plans, digital worksheets and a host of other resources to support New Conversations in the classroom. We’re also incredibly proud to partner with Australian Teachers of Media and Smiling Mind.

Enter the competition below. Entries close 5 September.


Please make sure that all fields are completed.


Your Full Name

Your School's Name

Your Email


Student Full Name

Year level


Entry Title

Entry Content

Are you a real person?

By submitting this entry, you consent to the following:
I agree that I am submitting this entry on behalf of the student nominated and I would like to release this students entry for viewing. I certify that it is the original work of the nominated student. If featured, I give permission for Cool Australia and Dumbo Feather to release this piece for website/print viewing including the students name and age.

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