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Go for 2&5
Years 3-6

Years 3 - 6

Western Australian primary school class groups and individual children in Years 3 to 6, are invited to design a poster for Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour of our new show Beanstalk.

Beanstalk will premiere in December 2020 for schools and in January 2021 for the general public before touring to regional WA schools in Terms 2 and 3.


Beanstalk is a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from the point of view of the giant. Our version of this much-loved tale will delve into the world of giants, cloud farming and magical gardening. It will be a humorous story that will have you seeing the world from another person’s perspective!

The style of puppetry explored in Beanstalk will be Object Theatre (sometimes referred to as object puppetry) and will use found objects (fruit and vegetables) to create a story with characters. Object theatre deliberately uses everyday objects, either as is or transformed into other things, requiring the skill of the performer and the imagination of the audience for its success. In Beanstalk, the giant will be played by a performer and the other characters will be represented by fruit and vegetables with Jack as a knotted bread roll.

The poster must be portrait orientation. Individual entries may be either A4 or A3 in size. Class entries may be either A2 or A1 in size. All entries must include the following:

  • Go for 2&5 and Heathway logo
  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre logo
  • The Giant
  • Jack
  • 2 fruit and 5 vegetable characters that the giant might meet in the show. They can be humans or animals, get creative, your imagination is the limit!

All posters also need to include the following – What, When, Who, Where & How:

  • Tour name :“Join the Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Tour” (what)
  • Show name:  “Beanstalk” (what)
  • Show by line: “The giant’s story”(what)
  • Company name: “presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (who)
  • Dates: “Terms 2 & 3, 2021” (when)
  • Place: “Regional WA Schools” (where)
  • Contact: “Email or call for more details – producer@sppt.asn.au | 08 9335 5044” (how)

Download black and white logos HERE.

Download coloured logos HERE.

Assessment criteria

The judges will use the following assessment matrix:

  • Does the entry meet all the elements of the brief? (weighting 20%)
  • Has the entry used fruit and vegetables in a creative way with positive messaging?  (weighting 20%)
  • Does the poster demonstrate a good use of visual layout?  (weighting 20%)
  • Is the messaging of the poster clear? (weighting 20%)
  • Is the poster impactful? (weighting 20%)


One winner and two runners’ up will receive a Go for 2&5 prize pack and a family pass (four tickets) to be one of the first in Perth to see Beanstalk . The performance is at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle on Monday 11 January at 1:00pm and includes a Q&A after the show with the performer.

One winner will be selected by judges to receive a choice of one of the following:

  • A Spare Parts Puppet Theatre puppet making workshop for their class (up to 30 students) in either Term 3 or 4, 2020. Available to be delivered in person at the winning schools if located in the Perth metropolitan area or via online delivery for regional WA schools; or
  • Up to 30 school season tickets to Beanstalk as part of the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s in-theatre season in Fremantle between Monday 30 November – Friday 11 December; or
  • Regional WA schools may elect for a free tour workshop for a class (up to 30 students) as part of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s 2020 Go for 2&5 Regional Schools Touring program. This option is subject to tour schedule availability which will be negotiated with the winning entry.

How to enter

Entry is free and only one entry per child or class will be accepted. Entries must be your own work or your class’ collaborative work. Upload a photo or scan of the finished poster to the competition entry page on the website and complete the online form. A parent/guardian (or a teacher for class entries) will need to complete the online entry form confirming their permission to submit the entry and that they have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

Entries may use any creation or artistic or construction methods they like (i.e. painting, drawing, collage, digital technology etc). Only a digital photo, scan or copy is required of the finished poster along with the completed online entry form. Files size should not exceed 10MB. Please ensure the file being submitted is clear and either .png .pdf or .jpg format only.

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