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ABOUT 'you & your suburb'

deadline to submit extended to sep 18

This collab between The Cook Grocer & Heartstory Photography gives kids the opportunity to colour in some beautiful illustrations of local places in and around our neighbourhood. Each image started as a photograph, captured by Katie and Jeremy of Heartstory, and then it has been transformed into an illustration for you to colour in.

There are three illustrations to choose from and there will be three winners, based on age:

  • under 6 yrs old
  • 7-10 yrs old
  • 11-17 yrs old

One lucky winner from each of the three age categories will win a prize worth $995 for them and their family! The prize is made up of:

  • a fun Heartstory Photography family photo session package worth $895
  • a gift voucher to the value of $100 from The Cook Grocer
  • your artwork printed onto fun merchandise which will be available from The Cook Grocer later this year! (More on that to come…)

how to enter

  1. Register your child’s entry via the entry form on this page (scroll down).
  2. Drop into The Cook Grocer to pick up your colouring-in page OR download it here (below entry form) and print it off yourself.
  3. Colour in a beautiful illustration however you like – unleash your creativity!
  4. Drop your child’s finished artwork back into The Cook Grocer by 6pm Monday September 18th (Deadline extended!

download your illustration

We have plenty of printed copies in store at The Cook Grocer, but you can also download your own here: 

Please note, they are in JPG format and suitable to print on A4 paper from a home printer. (To save: right click > save as)

We recommend Illustration 1 as the most suitable for kids under 6, but the choice is yours!


  1. The parent/guardian of each entrant must fill out the electronic entry form on this page to qualify (can be accessed via the QR code found in store or any link on our socials). Any physical entry without a matching registration form will not be in the running. 
  2. Entrants must be under the age of 18 and their family are residents of Canberra or surrounding geographic areas.
  3. Entrants cannot be employees or immediate family of The Cook Grocer or Heartstory Photography
  4. The competition runs from 5pm Friday 18th August to 6pm Monday 18th September 2023.
  5. Three winners will be selected based on their colouring-in and artistic skills, one winner from each age category (under 6 years, 7-10 years, 11-17 years)
  6. The main prize pool is worth $2985 and is made up of three photography packages from Heartstory Photography (including a photo session and a piece of framed artwork) and three $100 gift vouchers from The Cook Grocer. Each prize is subject to terms & conditions (including expiry dates) by the business. Any relevant information and terms will be provided with the prizes. A small selection of entrants will win a runner up prize, to be determined. 
  7. Prizes are to be collected from The Cook Grocer after the competition is complete.
  8. Prizes may not be transferred to another family or person and cannot be re-sold. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and may not be substituted for any other product or service from the business. Prizes may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, gift certificate or booking from the business. 
  9. By entering, you give permission to The Cook Grocer and Heartstory Photography to print your artwork on merchandise, which will be available to purchase later in the year. Winners will receive a piece of free merchandise with their artwork on it.
  10. The competition is administered by Heartstory ABN 73 600 217 356 and The Cook Grocer ABN 26 611 597 758 and is not affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.
  11. By entering this competition, your details will be received Heartstory Photography and The Cook Grocer and they may promote their goods and services to you, in compliance with The Spam Act 2003.


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