The Short Story Challenge

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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.

Click here to register your interest.
 

At a Glance

Book Title 

The World As We Know It 

Writing Themes

Community, Hope, The Modern World,
Being A Young Person in 2020 & The Future.

Reading Age

4-12yrs 

Price

99p

Where Can You Buy It?

Amazon.co.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08CGKHTCQ

Category Winners

Overall Competition Winner

Vladimir Yulpatov, Aged 9, Pigeon Adventure

 

Category 1: 4-5yrs 

 

1ST PLACE

Jayden Nolan, Aged 4 Ramsey and Butter

2ND PLACE

Evie Parry, Aged 5,    Hermione's Wish    

RUNNER-UP 

Stephanie O'Loughlin, Aged 5, The Enchanted Forest

 

Category 2: 6-7yrs 

 

1ST PLACE

Eliza Burge, Aged 7, My Lockdown Memory Trip 

2ND PLACE

Alexander Smith, Aged 6, Candy Planet  

RUNNERS-UP 

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 

1ST PLACE

Harry Chantler, Aged 9, The Turtle's Stone 

2ND PLACE

Erin Quiroga-Kaur, Aged 9, You Can Be The Change

RUNNERS-UP 

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

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