Share a Story 2017: Your Winners!

A massive WELL DONE to all our Share a Story finalists and THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to cast their vote.

After a week of intense voting and with over 4000 votes cast, we can now reveal which stories are to be made into animations and broadcast on CITV.

Drum roll please....

5 to 6 age category Winner:

My Daddy's Stinky Dancing Pants by Maisie Rymer

7 to 8 age category Winner:

Crackers and Cheese by Ben Chacksfield

9 to 10 age category Winner:

Cliff, the Rock by Molly Morgan

11 to 12 age category Winner:

Sir Laughalot and the Dragon by Ursula Warshaw


So a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Maisie, Ben, Molly and Ursula, we can't wait to start work on your stories.

And don't forget each of our 12 finalists will receive a prize from Gulliver's World.

The winner of each age category will receive a family short break (2 night stay in themed accommodation, theme park entry included) for up to 4 people at any of Gulliver's 3 theme park locations. Accommodation is on a B&B basis in a family room.

The other eight finalists will receive a family ticket (consisting of individual Park Day Tickets) for up to 6 people, valid at any of Gulliver's 3 theme park locations.

For more details about these prizes the full Terms and Conditions can be found HERE!

What happens next?

The four winners will be invited to CITV to meet and work with the marvellous Michael Rosen and the masterful voice artist Marc Silk.

The workshop day, planned in September, is where they can record their own voice over and also check out the early animation tests as we bring their story to life.

With music and sound effects all added the finished animations will be broadcast on the CITV channel in October!

THANK YOU again for sharing all your stories, 2017 has been another amazing year and we couldn't do this without you.

Just keep checking back here for all your Share a Story updates!

Big Up Your Summer on CITV!

This summer we're jam-packed with episodes of all your favourite shows including Ninjago, Thunderbirds Are Go, Fangbone and Make It Pop as well as brand NEW show The Avatars.

Big Up Your Summer on CITV!

Share a Story 2017: Meet the Animators!

Mark, Sam, Frank and Drew

This year the four winning stories will be brought to life by these amazing animators.

Meet Mark from The Character Shop whose team brought you "Gotcha!", " Fug the Stone age brain-box", "Captain Jackpants" and many more.

Sam from Kilogramme Animation Studio who gave us "The Monkey who liked Jam on toast & Karate" as well as "Holey Moley".

Frank Mansfield who animated "Captain Blacktooth", "Why people really go Bald" and "Super Dan", and taking on his first Share a Story we have Drew from Yamination Studios whose speciality is stop-frame animation.

They also have the really tough job of selecting the finalists! We will reveal who they picked really soon!

Share a Story 2017: Voting now CLOSED!

Thank you to everyone who's voted for the winners of this years Share a Story competition!

Voting has now closed!

Make sure you check out the CITV website Next Week as we'll be revealing the winners for each age category HERE!

Good luck to all of our finalists!

Share a Story 2017: Watch the FINALIST'S Stories!

Over the past four weeks our judges have had a great time reading every one of your Share a Story 2017 entries.

The standard has been very high again and has made selecting the final three stories in each age category really tough.

So a MASSIVE WELL DONE to everyone for putting so much effort into your entries this year and CONGRATULATIONS if you're one of our 12 finalists!

The creativity and variety of themes was astounding, we've gasped, grimaced and giggled at your imaginative twists and tales.

You should all feel really proud for sharing your stories, we couldn't run the competition without you, and although the judges have selected the finalists we still need your help in picking the ultimate winners of Share a Story 2017 so...

NOW it's over to YOU!


Now it's your turn to be a judge and help decide which stories should win!

All you have to do is watch the clips and listen to our finalist's stories below!

Once you've decided on a winner, make a note and cast your VOTE HERE!

Voting closes Friday 21st July 2017 at 6pm!

5 to 6 age category Finalists

7 to 8 age category Finalists!

9 to 10 age category Finalists

11 to 12 age category Finalists


Once you've decided on your winners, make a note and cast your VOTE HERE!

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Share a Story: Finalists 2017!

Thank you again for sharing all your amazing stories.

The wait is almost over!

Are you a lucky finalist?

Be here at 6.15am on MONDAY 17th July to find out which stories have been selected by our panel of judges and how you can play your part in deciding this years winners.

Good luck!

Share a Story 2017: Judging!

Our team of authors, animators and top TV Talent loved reading all your amazing stories.

The short listing stages have been taking place over the last few weeks and we are almost ready to reveal this years Finalists!

This year we will need your help in choosing the winning story in each age category!
So keep checking back here to find out how you can get involved.

Voice over master Marc Silk hosting 7-8 age category with Drew Roper & Helen Wendy Cooper

The Character shop entertained our 9-10 age category judges

CITV crew past & present took on the 5-6 age category

Robert Rinder gives us his verdict on the 11-12 age stories