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Colour In Plume and Win!

21 Jun 2022 | Hardie Grant Explore

Life in Antarctica can sometimes feel a little black and white... just ask Plume, our favourite globetrotting penguin. Travelling around the world on the Albatross Express, Plume is ever on the hunt for exciting new experiences, grand adventures and stacks of colour!

To celebrate Plume's latest travels in Plume: Global Nibbler, we're running a colouring competition! Add a splash of colour and flavour to Plume's tasty food adventures and you could win an arts supply pack valued at $100. 

Read below for instructions on how to enter.

Entries are open between 24 June and 22 July. 

Plume floating in the air with a bathing cap

How to Enter

  1. Grab a colouring sheet here online or from your local participating bookstore 

  2. Pick your favourite Plume picture and colour it in

  3. Take a photo of your finished picture and email it to us at With each submission, please include:

    • Artist's name and age

    • Guardian name, email and phone number (this is how we will notify the winner)

    • State of residence

Illustration of Plume wearing a bowler hat, blue coat and red checked pants

Prize and Judging

The prize will be a collection of kids arts supplies (including markers, oil pastels and crayons) from Ooly valued at $100. 

The winning entry will be chosen by Tania McCartney at the end of July 2022. 

The winner will be contacted directly for address details in order to send the prize. We'll also post the winning entry on Hardie Grant and Tania McCartney social media channels.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Plume Global Nibbler Colouring-In Competition will run from 9am Friday 24 June to 11.59pm Friday 22 July. 

  2. Submissions to the competition will be judged on their innovation and creativity by Tania McCartney. 

  3. The winner will be contacted and announced four weeks after entries close.

  4. Submissions to the competition acknowledge that the artwork and participant’s name may be published on Hardie Grant Books and Tania McCartney social media platforms and website. 

  5. Participants must be under the age of 18 and obtain parental or guardian consent to enter the competition.

  6. Entrants must be based in Australia. 

  7. One entry per person is accepted.

About Plume

Plume is not your typical Antarctic penguin. Sporting a bright yellow plume on the top of his head, Plume is bored of black and white, of shuffling around and snoozing on icebergs. He craves colour, adventure, excitement! Plume's great hope is to grow the hearts and minds of his penguin friends. 

You too can travel the world with the Plume series, including Plume World Explorer and Plume Global Nibbler. And don't miss Plume's latest adventures in Plume Festival Seeker, out October 2022.

Plume World Explorer and Global Nibbler covers surrounded illustrations of Plume doing fun activities

About Tania McCartney

Headshot of Tania McCartneyTania McCartney is an author, illustrator, editor and designer, with a library the size of Antarctica. The creator of picture books, junior fiction, non-fiction, maps, puzzles and two travel-loving kids, she is also the founder of the acclaimed Kids’ Book Review, and The Happy Book Podcast. With a deep love of maps and travel (and coffee!), she has lived in France, England and China ... and now lives in a Land Down Under with a forest of artwork, a mountain of books and a rather itchy travel bug.