Share a Story

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!

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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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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 2017!

Now in it's 8th 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 fantastic opportunity to work with Michael to develop their stories in a special writing workshop in Manchester.

"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

Share a Story 2017: Michael Rosen's Top Tips

Want some top tips to get you started on your way to Share a Story success?
Have a nosey at Children's Author and Share a Story Ambassador, Michael Rosen's Top Tips on how to create a fab story that's unique to you!

"Stories are all around us!"

– Michael Rosen, Share a Story Ambassador

We'll have more Top Tips to inspire you in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep checking back!

Good Luck!

What are you waiting for! Let your imagination loose!

Share a Story: The Rules!

Every year we receive thousands of Share a Story entries! Follow these rules to make sure yours isn't left out!

Your Entry:

To enter Share a Story 2016 you must be between the ages of 5 and 12 at the time of the competition closing date which is 6 pm on Friday 29th April 2016!

The only way of entering is by using the entry forms provided (HERE) on the CITV Website.

Share a Story 2016 has four age categories:

Check out our winners from 2015!

We had everything from naughty pandas to sea-swallowing sharks! What are YOU going to write your story about?

What are you waiting for! Let your imagination loose!


11 - 12 Age Category - WINNER - Hannah Robinson, aged 12, from Lancashire with 'The Naughty Panda and her Army of Ants'

9 -10 Age Category - WINNER - Heidi Hogarth, aged 9, from Liverpool with 'A Shark Who Swallowed The Sea'