Share a Story

Share a Story 2016 - Winning Animations!

Earlier this year we gave you the chance to have your story idea turned into a 1 minute animation and shown on the CITV Channel. Our 4 winners then worked alongside Children's Author and Poet, Michael Rosen, and a team of Animators to bring their story to life!

Are you ready to see the winning stories in all their glory?
Sit back and enjoy our Share a Story 2016 Winners!

5 to 6 Age Category: Lucy Tanner

7 to 8 Age Category: Matthew Grindlay

9 to 10 Age Category: Emily England

11 to 12 Age Category: Jenotha Seenivasan

Share a Story 2016: Winners!

We are very excited to reveal that the winners of Share a Story 2016 are...

5 to 6 Age Category

7 to 8 Age Category

9 to 10 Age Category

11 to 12 Age Category

Congratulations to each of you!

Our 4 winners will now work with Michael Rosen to develop their stories and they'll then be turned into 1 minute animations and shown on the CITV channel!!!

Make sure you keep checking back for more Share a Story news!

Share a Story 2016: VOTING HAS 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 on Monday 20th June as we'll be revealing the winners for each age category at 8am!

Good luck to all of our finalists!

Share a Story 2016: VOTE HERE!

Have you watched and listened to our Share a Story 2016 finalists stories?
Decided who you're voting for? Great! Now cast your vote below!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE or see below!

Voting Closes Friday 17th June 2016 at 6pm!

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Our Share a Story 2016 winners will be announced on Monday 20th June 2016!

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Share a Story 2016: WATCH FINALISTS STORIES!

Over the past three weeks our judges have read thousands and thousands of your Share a Story 2016 entries and have been overwhelmed by the high quality and attention to detail! Well done everyone who entered this year!

The judges have selected the top 3 stories in each age category and now it's over to YOU!

For the first time ever, we are letting the UK decide which stories should win!

Watch the clips and listen to our finalists stories! Once you've decided on your winners, make a note and cast your VOTE HERE!

Voting closes Friday 17th June 2016 at 6pm!

5 to 6 Age Category

7 to 8 Age Category

9 to 10 Age Category

11 to 12 Age Category

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

Share a Story 2016: NOW CLOSED!

That's it! Share a Story 2016 has now CLOSED for entries! We must say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to write and draw their fantastic stories!

All entries we receive from this point are invalid. Unfortunately we are unable to return your entry.

What happens next?

Your Share a Story entry will now be judged alongside other entries in the same age category by a team of industry experts. The Judges will select their top three stories in each age category, based on creativity, originality, and how well the story could adapt to a 1 minute animation.

If you're one of our lucky finalists, your parent or guardian will be contacted!
Fingers crossed and GOOD LUCK!!

What is Share a Story?

At CITV, we think that expressing yourself through creativity is really fun and the best way to explore your imagination! That's why we're inviting YOU to enter with Share a Story 2016!

Now in it's 7th year, CITV's Share a Story is a creative writing and drawing competition which gives kids a chance to let their imagination loose!

This year we are delighted to announce, Children's Author and Poet, Michael Rosen, is our Share a Story ambassador! Winners will be given a once in a life-time opportunity to work with Michael to develop their stories in a special writing workshop in London.

Credit: Goldsmiths, University of London

"Share a Story is a fantastic chance to come up with a story and see it turned into an animation. What a treat! Imagine your words, your ideas, your story, on TV as an animated film. Something very, very special."

– Michael Rosen, Share a Story Ambassador