Sydney Opera House ‘Selfie’ Competition


What an honour it was to finally team up with dear friend and talented author Coral Vass to work on this special book Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House and the new book  Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination we are running a ‘Selfie with the Opera House’ COMPETITION!

SOH Selfie competition Jorn Utzon


Simply send us a ‘selfie’ with the Sydney Opera House

It can be a photo…a drawing/artwork….or something creative!

creative selfie drawing nicky johnston



To submit your entry, please take a photo or scan the completed photo or artwork and email a copy to email –

Jorn's Magnificent Imagination coral vass nicky johnston

Opening date: 21st August 2023

Closing date: 2nd October 2023

Winners will be announced – Tuesday 3rd October 2023


sydney opera house selfies



When you submit your entry, please include the following information:

  1. Your name and age (this will put into age category listed)
  2. Your state of residence (Australia only)
  3. Email address (this is how we will notify the winners)
  4. Parent/guardian’s signature as consent for entry into the competition and use photos/images online – failure to include this consent will forfeit entry.


There will be one winner in each age category:

0-4yrs, 5-10yrs, 11-15yrs, 15-18yrs, 18yrs+


Winners will be judged on creativity and effort and published online.


Please note:
*PRIZES: a copy of Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination signed by author & Illustrator. This cannot be exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.
*This competition is open to AUSTRALIA only.
*Decisions are FINAL: No correspondence will be entered into regarding selected winners.

Jorn Utzon's sydney opera house

Written by Coral Vass illustrated by Nicky Johnston, published by EK Books.

Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination is available NOW


Teacher Notes
3D Craft Activity

* HELPFUL HINT: in order to have the ‘O’ in Jørn’s name show with the line through it, you use ALT0248 for the letter ‘O’

Staying creative,
Nicky x

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