The Short Story Challenge
Introducing 'The World As We Know It':
The Short Story Challenge 2020 Ebook
We had so many fantastic entries for our Short Story Challenge, and even more fantastic winners! It is our honour to present the winning stories to you in our new Ebook which can be purchased for just 99p on Amazon.
PLUS all proceeds from the book will go to the NHS to say thank you for their continued hard work.
So what are you waiting for?
About The Short Story Challenge
We were so pleased the run 'The Short Story Challenge 2020', in partnership with Leeds University's Child Development Unit & Child Friendly Leeds!
We understand that creative writing and storytelling is such a magical medium for children. It offers a vehicle for communication, connection and creativity. It’s an opportunity for children to learn and grow, have fun and sharpen their senses - which is why more than ever we wanted to launch this competition during lockdown!
Children were encouraged to submit their short stories, between 100-500 words, by our 5th birthday (6th June) for the chance for it to be published!
The best submissions, judged by the Rainbow Factory Team and partners, were published in "The World As We Know It" storybook on Amazon and be available to purchase online.
Also, very excitingly all proceeds from online sales will go to the NHS Charities Together.
Themes included; Community, Hope, The Modern World, Being A Young Person in 2020 & The Future.
There were 3 categories for entry;
Cat 1: Ages 3/4-5 (100-500 words)
Cat 2: Ages 6-7 (500 words)
Cat 3: Ages 8-11 (500 words)
Short Story Challenge 2021
If you would like to participate in the 2021 Short Story Challenge, please do not hesitate to sign up to our future announcements and be the first to hear when we will be going live with the competition and all its details.
At a Glance
Community, Hope, The Modern World,
Being A Young Person in 2020 & The Future.
Where Can You Buy It?
Overall Competition Winner
Vladimir Yulpatov, Aged 9, Pigeon Adventure
Category 1: 4-5yrs
Jayden Nolan, Aged 4 Ramsey and Butter
Evie Parry, Aged 5, Hermione's Wish
Stephanie O'Loughlin, Aged 5, The Enchanted Forest
Category 2: 6-7yrs
Eliza Burge, Aged 7, My Lockdown Memory Trip
Alexander Smith, Aged 6, Candy Planet
James Milne, Aged 6, The Hope Train
James Selby-Jones, Aged 6, Gem Rescue
Dhwani Mohan, Aged 7, The Magical Girls Saved The Sea
Zoe Okuwa, Aged 6, The Transporting Hole
Category 3: 8-11yrs
Harry Chantler, Aged 9, The Turtle's Stone
Erin Quiroga-Kaur, Aged 9, You Can Be The Change
Matilda Lewins, Aged 9, The Lost Dog
Annabelle Pick, Aged 11, Annie The Neighbourhood Superhero
Dexter, Aged 11, Cone Boy
Raquel Ainsa-Velasco, Aged 10, Being Me in 2020
Nieve Harrington, Aged 9, The Unexpected Adventure
Micah Okuwa, Aged 8, The Lost City of Fortune