This year we’re asking students to share green garden designs with us! Tell us how and why you want to bring nature to your school and show us your plans for your chance to win a garden makeover. 

We want to help students like Jimmy. Little Jimmy had a dream to green his school. He went to school at a really hot place with no trees and he was surrounded by concrete. At lunch, the cement would get so hot he couldn't play in the playground. Jimmy's dream was to create shade, attract native birds and grow food for the students. He banded together with his classmates and drew up a plan to make his dream a reality. 

Details: Do you have a plan like Jimmy’s to incorporate nature at your school? It could be a pollinator patch, bush tucker garden or wildlife corridor share your plans with us and we’ll help the winning school make this dream a reality. 

How to enter: Submit a drawing, poster, written story, video, or whatever other form your plans take, via our website. One entry per class. 


Prizing: Early learning winner– 1 x $1000 garden voucher 

             Primary School winner - 1 x $1000 garden voucher 

             High School winner – 1 x $1000 garden voucher 


             GRAND PRIZE (from any age group)1 x $2500 garden voucher  


Competition closes Sunday 31
st July 2022 

Winners have been announced!

Great Beginnings Early Learning Centre

Leichhardt State School

Red Cliffs Secondary College

Congratulations to our winners, we will be posting their garden redevelopment stories so please stay tuned!


Terms and Conditions

  • Entries will be judged on quality and detail of garden designs, creativity, photo/ video quality, and judged by Planet Ark staff.
  • The competition is split into 3 separate age categories (Early Learning, Primary and High School), with entries in each age category compared with each other.
  • The winners of each age category will receive a voucher valued at $1000, for a garden makeover
  • The winner of the overall prize (any age category) will receive a voucher valued at $2500, for a garden makeover
  • Photos must be print quality (large, high resolution >1MB) and appropriate to be included if selected for the grand prize.
  • No stock or purchased images will be accepted.
  • Only Australian entries eligible. 
  • Entries must be received by Sunday 31st July 2022 at 11.59pm EST and be submitted through the online entry form.
  • Planet Ark retains the right to make the ultimate decision on the winning photo or video. This decision is final.
  • Planet Ark reserves the right to use all entrants' photos and videos submitted for print, web and media related activities.
  • Entrants must acknowledge that all people that appear in photographs and video have given permission for the image to be used for the competition and to be published online and in print. Permission from parents/guardians for images to be used has been obtained.
  • Registering for the competition is permitting us to use the images online.
  • Employees of Planet Ark and its agencies associated with this competition and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  • Planet Ark reserves the right to verify the validity of the finalists' entries, and disqualify any entry, which is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • Planet Ark accepts no responsibility for incomplete or lost entries.
  • The prize is not transferable for cash.
  • The winner agrees to be publicly named and participate in promotional requirements.
  • Entrants must not breach any copyright in submitting their entry.