Share a Story

Share a Story 2016 is coming!

Share a Story 2016 launches on WORLD BOOK DAY, Thursday 3rd March 2016!

Check back for exclusive news, updates and, of course, those all important entry forms!

Get ready to let your imagination loose...

Share a Story: Winning Films 2015

The Share a Story 2015 competition came to an end with a glitzy screening event at a secret location in Manchester! Watch Tillie and Noah as they guide you through the day's events!

To read more about the 2015 Share a Story screening day CLICK HERE!
You can watch this year's winning animations HERE!

Think you've got what it takes to be a Share a Story winner? Keep checking back for details of Share a Story 2016!

Share A Story: Screening 2015

Monday 26th October 2015! The day our Share a Story winners will never forget!

The end of this year's competition was marked by an exclusive screening of the finished Share a Story 2015 animations! We invited our winners, their friends and their families to celebrate with us at a secret location in Manchester!

The day kicked off with a chance for everyone to see the winning story boards and as a surprise, we arranged for balloon sculptures of their character!

After everyone had taken photos, had their faces painted and been 'wowed' by the magician, it was time to take to their seats. Our VIP's had seats in the front row! Especially reserved, obviously!

Once everyone had taken their seats we welcomed our Share a Story ambassador, Peter Andre, to the stage!

Peter hosted the day's events and after a few words about his involvement in the judging process, and what the winners had achieved through the Share a Story journey, it was time to take a peek at the final animations!

The first animation to be revealed was 'Chilly the Polar Bear' by Harry Gove!

Harry just loved his animation! He wasn't expecting to be invited on stage to receive a very special award! He even got to show Peter his secret hand shake!

Next up, it was Serafina's turn to watch her story 'Pod the Odd Person'! She thought her finished animation was "Really awesome!" We think it's pretty awesome too! Afterwards, she took to the stage to collect her award and have a chat with Peter about her Share a Story experience!

Heidi's story 'The Shark Who Swallowed the Sea' was next! Heidi just loved the look for her animation! Peter joked that the shark in Heidi's story learnt a very valuable lesson which was to "...never steal Pickled Onion crisps!"

Hannah's animation 'The Naught Panda and her Army of Ants' was next to be revealed! She loved the look of her story and was very happy with the end result!

Last but not least was our 2015 Wild Card Winner, Finley, with his story 'Fug, The Stone Age Brain Box'.

Finley's said that his final animation was 'exactly' how he wanted it to look!
This photo says it all!!!

After all of the awards had been given out, it was time to be interviewed by CITV presenters, Tillie and Noah!

As the day was coming to an end, there was just enough time to take a few photo's with Peter Andre!

That's it from our 2015 Share a Story competition! It's been an amazing journey!
You can take a look at more photos from the exclusive screening by CLICKING HERE!

Can you picture yourself as a Share A Story winner? Do you think you've got the skills to write and draw a winning story?

Keep checking back for more info about Share A Story 2016!

Share A Story: Meet the Winners

Everyday this week we'll be taking a closer look at each of our winner's days at CITV, gaining an insight into what they think of their animations so far!

Finley Williams: 'Fug, The Stone Age Brain Box'

Hannah Robinson: 'The Naughty Panda and her Army of Ants'

Heidi Hogarth: 'The Shark Who Swallowed The Sea'

Serafina Wagner: 'Pod the Odd Person'

Harry Gove: 'Chilly The Polar Bear'

Share a Story: Winners' Day!

Watch Tillie and Noah as they guide you through what happened at the 2015 Share a Story Winners' Day!

On Tuesday 11th August 2015 we opened the doors to CITV and welcomed the winners of this years Share A Story competition! They spend the day with us doing lots of fun things: They found out how their animation was progressing, worked with voice actor, Mark Silk, to provide a voice over for their story, as well as meeting Share a Story Ambassador, Peter Andre!

CLICK HERE to read more about this year's Share a Story Winners' Day!

Share a Story: Wild Card Winner

We are very excited to announce that this years Share a Story Wild Card Winner is:

Finley Williams, aged 9, from Bristol with Fug, The Stone Age Brain Box.

To break the news we paid a secret visit to Finley's school. We even had a little help from our Share a Story ambassador, Peter Andre!

A big well done to Finley! He will be joining Harry, Serafina, Heidi and Hannah at our special winners day at CITV.

Keep watching CITV to meet our winners and see their finished animations.

"The characters and world are very visual and I love the way Finley constructed his story as a series of funny gags that ultimately lead to a surprising and happy ending."

– Mark Vale, Producer and MD at TheCharacterShop