AHVISE Creative Kids Comp Winners – February 2019

AHVISE Creative Kids Comp Winners – February 2019

Dear Valued AHVISE Community,

For our second creative kid’s competition, we wanted to know why the kids loved where they live. The task was to write a poem or story along with a drawing or a photograph. This competition we have chosen 2 winners, Georgie & Brianna who are also sisters. Below, we have included their creative poems pictures, enjoy.

Why I Like Living at My Home

By Brianna Spurdle

Working hard all day in the sun.

Horses are eager to get the work done.

Yarding the weaners for the cold night ahead.

I say goodnight and head off to bed.

Life-like stories happen and are told.

I’m ready for the next day to unfold.

Killing my school work so I can go play.

Eager to go exploring today.

Life on a station is never really, easy.

It always has obstacles that aren’t easy-peasy.

Very dirty and tired we come in at night.

I sit at the fire to watch it ignite.

Never is there a dull moment at home.

Give me ten reasons why its dull, have a go!

Although it is hard in the drought on our family.

Time will fly by and we’ll soon all be happy.

My home is the best, I will tell you right now.

Yes, it is true you don’t need to ask how.

Home is the best with its trees and its grass.

Our family will protect it like bullet proof glass.

My friends are the horses, the dogs and the cattle.

Everyone knows that I LOVE MY HOME!

My Home

By Georgie Spurdle

At the end of a gravel road,

Waits the friendly lights of home

Shining through the whispering trees,

Rustling secrets in the leaves.

Cattle mooing,

A storm brewing.

Horses neighing,

Dogs playing.

That’s my home.

Catch the horses, saddle up,

Hop on and watch they don’t buck

Trot off, steady now,

To go and help gather the cows.

Men yelling,

Cattle for selling,

Flies buzzing,

Calves fussing.

That’s my home.

Wake up early, 5 o’clock,

Have some breakfast, chop chop.

Hop in the ute, hold on tight

Make sure the fences are all right.

Pliers cutting,

Dad muttering,

Wire bending,

Mum mending.

That’s my home.

Sunset staining the western sky,

Curlew calling its mournful cry,

Have some dinner, jump into bed,

To go and rest my weary head.

Cows are sleeping,

 horses are dozing,

dingoes are howling,

And the dogs are snoring.

That’s my Home.

How To Enter: AHVISE Kids Creative Competition February 2019

Dear Valued AHVISE Community,

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting another competition for our AHVISE Kids starting February 1st. This competition we want you to write us a short story, joke or poem about why you love where you live. In your story, we want you to include a colored drawing about what you have written about. We encourage all of you to be super creative and use your imaginations to show us why you love where you live. Please make sure you include your name, age and state in the email.

How to enter:

  • Submit a story, joke or poem with a colored drawing/photograph attached about why you love where you live (submit up to 5 times)
  • Send it to info@ahvise.org.au (Subject: *NAME* AHVISE Competition Submission *DATE*) or via our AHVISE Facebook Page


  • You must be a registered AHVISE Family for your child’s submission to count.
  • Make sure you ‘LIKE’ the official AHVISE Facebook page
  • The drawing or photograph must relate to the story, joke or poem submitted.  

1st Prize:

  • The winner will receive a $50 gift voucher to the store of their choice
  • They will be featured in our AHVISE Calendar 2020 (February)
  • 1 x interview with AHVISE on our upcoming podcast (optional)
  • 1 x featured blog post

2nd & 3rd Prize:

  • Runner up feature on our AHVISE Facebook Page & blog post

We want everyone to get involved in our competitions as it is really motivating for our AHVISE admin team to see this organisation grow together! We will be sharing the submissions on our blog, facebook & Instagram pages and we will credit people in the captions where appropriate. If you prefer to keep your name anonymous we will respect your privacy, please send us an email notifying us ahead of time. The winners will be announced once the competition closes end of February.

Don’t forget to like our official AHVISE Facebook page and we will see you next week for more updates!


AHVISE Kids Creative Competition

Dear Valued AHVISE Community,


We have received plenty of submissions from our recent AHVISE Kids Competition and we are blown away by the creativity. We want to show the submissions we have received so far since we’re over halfway through. Scroll down to see these great pictures.


Robert, 7, QLD
‘Ha, do you know what we use this for?’


Robert, 7, QLD
”Heading to the pub by Robert”


Sarah, 4, QLD
”Sarah’s favorite thing is a rainbow because she loves seeing all the colors and it comes after rain.”


Robert, 7 years old, QLD
‘Sunset over Gilberton, my home’


Robert, 7, QLD
”Keeping warm’’


Robert, 7 years old, QLD
”The preschool kids are going to bed” – taken on his iPad.’’


We can’t wait to see more of your submissions, remember competition ends October 31st so get your pictures in before then to win a $50 gift voucher.


Good Luck!



How To Enter: AHVISE Kids Competition




Dear Valued AHVISE Community,


We are excited to announce we will be hosting a kids drawing competition for our AHVISE Families. We hope to run frequent competitions for both our Families & Volunteers to engage with our AHVISE Community and show our appreciation for your continued support.


How To Enter:


  • Draw, paint or submit a photograph of your favourite part of life on the farm with a short description about your picture.
  • Upload your image into the Virtual Classroom and our team will collect your pictures.
  • Remember: Each child can submit their photo up to 5 times, all entries constitute “1 ticket” to win (so 5 images = 5 chances to win!)


  • Be registered as an AHVISE Volunteer or AHVISE Family who has booked a previous placement or is currently attending one.
  • Be signed up to use the AHVISE Virtual Classroom


How To Submit:

If you have already been provided with your login details for the virtual classroom please continue the following steps. If you haven’t please contact AHVISE to set up an account for you.

  1. Login with your username and password provided by AHVISE http://classroom.ahvise.org.au/login
  2. Find the ‘classes’ tab and search your last name EXAMPLE: ABC Family Class
  3. Click ‘view’ on the classes tab
  4. Find the assignments tab and click ‘add’
  6. Upload your PNG or JPG image
  7. Click ‘submit’ and then you’re done 🙂


Winners & Prizes:

AHVISE will announce 3 winners at random on October 31st, 2018. Each winner will receive a gift voucher valued at $50 to use at a store of their choice.

As we receive entries we will share them on Facebook and Instagram, we encourage our volunteers to participate. We encourage you to check our social media accounts over the coming weeks and LIKE the entries as they are posted, this would be great motivation for the kids.

If you are a volunteer who has been booked to attend an upcoming placement please contact Nadege to get access to the Virtual Classroom. This way you can encourage your kid to upload their own entry for a chance to win.

Our AHVISE Team can’t wait to see the wonderful submissions we hope to receive from you during the time of our competition!

Good Luck,


New AHVISE Kids Comp October 2018 – For all registered families & their kids!

Dear valued AHVISE community,

The AHVISE Team has been working hard to brainstorm new ideas and ways to give back to our families and volunteers. We recently launched our Virtual Classrooms as an easy alternative for both parties to communicate in regards to the kids school work and education.

However, we noticed the virtual classrooms haven’t had that much use and we completely understand that new technology and platforms can be intimidating. We also experience this. Instead, we’ve found a way that we could make using new technology fun and exciting. We have decided to host our first ever competition and giveaway for the kids.

The AHVISE Team has decided we want to see more from the kids, that’s why we’re hosting a drawing competition! We encourage the kids to draw us a picture of what life on the farm is like and write a short blurb on what their picture is about.  

We want to emphasize that everyone who submits a picture to us is a winner to us at AHVISE and this is just a fun way to build confidence in the kids. We plan on hosting regular fun competitions for the kids to get involved in and show us their talents.

All the drawings we receive from our AHVISE kids will be posted on our Facebook & Instagram accounts so we can showcase the talent for the whole community to see. Please note if we have been advised not to post the pictures we will respect your wishes.

Stay tuned for more details.

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