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!

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! for your WINNERS!

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

NOW VOTE FOR YOUR WINNERS!

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!

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: 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

Share a Story 2017: Update

Thank You!

A massive Thank You to everyone who has shared their stories this year! You are amazing!

We are now checking all your entries and within the next few weeks we will begin the judging process.

Keep popping back here and on our social media sites to get the low down on how the judging is going.

Fingers crossed you'll be one of our lucky finalists.

What happens next?

Once we have registered all your entries they will be passed to our squad of judges -including authors, tv producers, animators and...Judge Rinder himself!

They will read through all your entries and select three stories in each age category as our finalists.

The final four winning stories are then chosen via an online vote.

If you're a winner, you'll come to CITV to meet and work with the Marvellous Michael Rosen and the Masterful Voice Artist Marc Silk.

You'll get to record your own voice over and also guide the animators in bringing your story to life.

We can't wait!

Share a Story Competition 2017!

Competition closes 16th June!

Are you aged between 5 and 12? Have you got a brain full of brilliant stories? Can you draw the coolest characters in the country? Do you want to see your brilliant stories and cool characters on TV?

Well this is the competition for you!

CITV's Share a Story competition gives you the chance to get your stories and characters turned into an animation and shown on CITV, where it can be watched by your family, your friends, your school -and the whole country!

Could you be a Lucky Winner?

Our squad of judges -including writers, TV producers and animators - read through all your entries and select three stories in each age category as our finalists.

The final four winning stories are then chosen via an online vote.

If you're a winner, you'll come to CITV to meet and work with the Marvelous Michael Rosen and the Masterful Voice Artist Marc Silk.

You'll get to record your own voice over and also guide the animators in bringing your story to life.

So what are you waiting for? Lets get sharing!

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORMS HERE!

Share a Story and Gulliver's

AMAZING PRIZE NEWS!
In 2017 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!

Entering is simple!

First of all, download the entry forms HERE! The forms include a storyboard and story page - you've got to use these to tell us your story.

And - this is really important - you must get your parent or guardian to sign the consent form and send that in too. Otherwise you can't win!

Share a Story is only for kids aged 5-12, (on the 16th June 2017) and there is one winner per age category: 5-6 years old, 7-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-12 years.

The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 16th JUNE 2017 - so make sure you get everything posted or emailed to us before then!

How to send us your entry forms!

This year you can either send your entry via our freepost address:

FREEPOST CITV

So no need for stamps!

or you can scan all your forms, to the best quality you can, and email them to:

shareastory@itv.com

Please note: We can NOT return Share a Story 2017 entries.

Things to remember!

The key competition rules are HERE and the full Terms & Conditions of entry are HERE!

You have to use the entry forms from our website HERE! Sorry, no extra pages, no matter how good your story is!

You also have to make your story totally original. You can't use anybody else's ideas, or famous characters, or any brands or products that already exist.

It has to be 100% your story.

Remember the most important thing is to be really creative and tell an awesome story.
Go Share a Story!

Need a bit of inspiration to get started? check out these hints & tips videos!