Congratulations Abbey Chapman and Grace Barbour. The Year 5 students artworks have been selected as top 100 finalists for the Therapy Focus 2014 Help a Child Art Competition. The competition received more than 6000 entries in this year's competition - twice that of last year!

Jake's First Sleepover is written by accomplished author and mother of two children with autism, Bec Oakley, and aims to introduce key messages about inclusion to young readers. Following the success of previous years' storybooks, Jake Learns the Tooth and Jake Rides the Rollercoaster, the 2014 storybook will be launched as the third title in the popular 'Jake' trilogy.

With support from partner organisation, Westfield, 100 finalist artworks will be selected from entries and will go on display at Westfield Carousel, Innaloo and Whitford City shopping centres from 5th-11th July as part of the school holidays. The community will then be invited to help select the 20 winning artworks to feature as the illustrations in the published storybook by voting in centre and online.

Online entries will go live on the Therapy Focus Facebook page at 9am on Saturday the 5th July and close 5pm Friday the 11th July.

Abbey Chapman's illustration will be on display at Westfield shopping centre Innaloo
Grace Barbour's illustration will be on display at Westfield shopping centre Whitfords

Please follow the link to vote via Facebook from Saturday 5th July -Friday 11th July Facebook page.

Click here to view the full list of finalists.

I encourage you to support our budding JTC artists as the winner for each page will have their artwork published in the book Jake's First Sleepover ! Votes via Facebook are limited to one per day however, the shopping centre votes are far more generous !

Many thanks in advance for your support and happy voting!

Jane Roche
Primary Art Specialist