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Share-a-Story Competition

Share-a-Story Competition

19 Apr 2011

Share-a-Story Competition

May is National Share-a-Story Month.
To celebrate this The Life Channel is launching its first Creative Caps Competition.                

Creative Caps is a series of competitions and activities designed to encourage school children around the UK to get creative.

This May, National Share-a-Story Month, The Life Channel is launching The Short Story Competition. Students around the UK are invited to submit their short stories to The Life Channel. The winning stories will then be made into short films which will feature on The Life Channel network.

Students can submit Group Stories (worked on in class) or Individual Stories to Joanna Zukunft ( by 27 May 2011. The winning stories will be made into short films and will feature across The Life Channel.


Primary School Short Story Competition:

The beginnings of three short stories will be played across The Primary Network (and are available to download from this site): Mr Bouncy, Going Up and It's Not Easy Being Different. Students can watch these and are then invited to complete the stories themselves. They can complete one, two or all three stories. Entries will be judged on imagination, creativity and story cohesiveness.

Secondary School Short Story Competition:

Secondary school students are required to submit a short story based on one of two themes: Summer and/or Science. Entries will be judged on originality, interpretation of theme and story cohesiveness. 

The 2011 Short Story Competition is open for entry from 27 April until 27 May 2011.

All entries must be sent to Joanna Zukunft before the closing date to be considered.

Make sure your: Name, Age, the Name of Your School and the Title of your Story are all clearly legible.

Get your Creative Caps on!