We are running a competition to raise awareness for Western Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupial- the chuditch! We want kids, with the help of their parents/guardians, to research the chuditch and send in an art or craft creation that depicts the species.

Chuditch. Photo- Babs and Bart Wells/Parks and Wildlife Service

About the challenge

This competition aims to engage and educate young people about the chuditch in a fun way, helping them to become future advocates for the conservation of the species.

The winner will receive an amazing prize pack, including a LANDSCOPE 2021 calendar, a selection of WA Naturally Bush Books, two Perth Zoo passes, and Build Your Own wildlife kits including a chuditch kit donated by Dirk Slawinski from CSIRO. Other prizes may be awarded at the end of the competition.

How to enter

Children aged 14 and under are encouraged to create an art or craft that represents the chuditch, take a photo of it, and send it to us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Direct Message on Facebook, either on the Nearer to Nature page or the Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Australia page. We encourage entrants to use recycled and natural materials from their backyard. Please include:

  • Your (parent or guardian) full name and phone number or email address
  • The child’s (the entrant) full name and age
  • A photograph of the chuditch creation
  • Something the entrant learnt about the chuditch
  • Please view the Terms and Conditions Chuditch Competition.pdf for further information.


Entries will be judged by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Chuditch Recovery Team. The winner/s will be announced on 28 July 2020 on the Parks and Wildlife Service Facebook page, and will also be contacted directly.

Chuditch links and information

The chuditch is recognised as a threatened species under Western Australian and Australian legislation. Known for its brown fur and white spots, this species is nocturnal and rarely seen by people. There are lots of resources out there for kids to learn about this iconic species: