Do you have a young artist in your family?


Natasha Wood's

Would they like a chance to have their artwork published in a children’s picture book?

Invictus GamesNatasha’s Wood Foundation has named The Road Home as a beneficiary of their “Natasha’s Wood and Twiglet’s First Birthday” Australian Special Edition picture book. To celebrate the beginning of the Invictus Games in Sydney we are inviting young artists from across Australia to send us their best illustrations based upon an excerpt from the book.

Once printed, book proceeds will be used by The Road Home to fund programs informed by research for children of Emergency Service Personnel and Veterans. Thanks to the Natasha’s Wood Foundation for their generosity and we look forward to sharing the artwork on our website and Facebook page in the coming months.

How to enter

Natasha’s Wood and Twiglet’s First Birthday

Step one:

Children’s art work must be based on the following “Natasha’s Wood and Twiglet’s First Birthday” storyline, written by Fay Maddison:


On a very sunny day in a secret garden full of wild and wonderful flowers, a small seed pops up from under the ground. This tiny seed uncurls its first leaves and takes the shape of a small twig. Even though she is just a twig, and not very big, her heart is full of hope. Named Twiglet by her kangaroo, fairies, friendly water dragon, unicorns and emu friends – Twiglet pledges to catch children’s wishes.

“I may be small – but one day I’ll grow big – just you wait and see. And I’ll catch children’s wishes in leaves as big as dishes…”

Twiglet will grow up to be a majestic, enchanted tree. Her friends – tiny fairies, baby water dragons, emus, kangaroos and other magical creatures – will gather here in their home – Natasha’s Wood.

Welcome to the enchanted bushland of Natasha’s Wood. (unedited version) Natasha’s Wood ™


All Rights Reserved. Written by Fay Maddison author, creator, Natasha’s Wood brand.


Step two:

Complete the entry form and submit a photo or scanned copy of your child’s art work below. You must also send a hard copy of the child’s original art to The Road Home. Please see detail below.


  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, pngdoc, docx.
  • Release Form is at the bottom of this page.
  • The Road Home Re: Children’s Picture Book Entry 60 Woodville Road Woodville SA 5011