Colouring competition

The NZ Garden Bird Survey children’s colouring competition is back!

How to enter

  • Take part in this year’s Garden Bird Survey with your family, whanau, youth group or school.
  • Download and print bird outlines for colouring »
  • Unleash your creativity and colour your birds however you like.
  • Photograph or scan your entry, and upload it via the form (on this page once the survey starts). Please note – images. must be jpg, png or gif.
  • PDF files cannot be loaded.
  • Increase your chances by sharing your entry!
  • Entries opens on 24 June 2023 and voting closes at midnight on 9 July 2023.
  • Full competition rules, terms & conditions »

Age categories

  • 6 and under
  • 7-11
  • 12-15
Topflite Nectar Nourisher, and Garden Bird Survey Supporters' Pack
Topflite Nectar Nourisher, and Garden Bird Survey Supporters’ Pack

Prize details

People’s choice:

  • All age categories: Topflite Nectar Nourisher and Garden Bird Supporters’ Pack for the winner of each age category.

Artistic merit:

  • 6 and under: Spiral A4 sketch pad, a set of 12 Luna Jumbo coloured pencils, a set of 12 EC Master Mega Markers, and a Topflite Garden Bird Supporters’ Pack.
  • 7-11, and 12-15: A4 visual diary and a set of 24 Staedtler Noris Club Aquarell Watercolour Pencils with paintbrush, and a Topflite Garden Bird Supporters’ Pack.

Announcement of winners

  • Prize winners will be announced on 19th July on this page, on the NZGBS Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels, and via the NZ Garden Bird Survey newsletter.

2023 winners

There were an AMAZING 658 entries in this year’s colouring competition, and the creativity on display made judging very difficult.

Congratulations to our winners – your prizes are already winging their way to you.

Artistic merit, 6 and under: William Dooley
Artistic merit, 7 – 11: Ava Hart
Artistic merit, 12 – 15: Mackenzie Butters
Popular vote, 6 and under: Magnolia Donaldson
Popular vote, 7 – 11: Amalia Engebretsen
Popular vote, 12 – 15: Lotte Sanson