We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered this years competition! It's been another amazing year for Share A Story. Once again, we've received a very high volume of brilliant and creative stories starring everything from magical tigers to zombies!
After an intense and exciting judging process, we can now reveal the winners of Share A Story 2015 are...
Age Group 5-6
Harry Gove, aged 5, from Kent with 'Chilly The Polar Bear'
"I really liked Chilly, it was one of my favourites!"
Age Group 7-8
Serafina Wagner, aged 8, from Penzance with 'Pod The Odd Person'
“Good Pictures, Nice Language”
Age Group 9-10
Heidi Hogarth, aged 9, from Liverpool with 'A Shark Who Swallowed The Sea'
“ Funny, I like the octopus”
Age Group 11-12
Hannah Robinson, aged 12, from Lancashire with 'The Naughty Panda and her Army of Ants'
"It's funny and there's pants! What more could a judge ask for!"
A massive congratulations to Harry, Serafina, Heidi, and Hannah! We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Haven't won? Don't uncross those fingers yet! We will be announcing a wild card winner on the 13th July. It could still be you!
Have you ever wondered who calls the shots on your Share a Story entry?
“Explosively fascinating”, “Wicked”, and “Completely awesome” are just some of the ways our judges describe Share a Story.
Tillie and Noah put our judges through their paces and get the low down on what grabs their attention, where they get their inspiration and even what they want to be when they grow up. Who knows, it might help you write your story for next years competition!
Check back on the 29th June to find out if you’re a Share a Story 2015 winner.
Friday 5th June saw top writers, musicians, artists, and kids just like YOU come to CITV for the day - and pick the winners of Share a Story 2015!
Our Share a Story ambassador, Peter Andre, led the judging in the morning, as the Expert Panel read through the dozens of stories that had made it through to the final. The panel included poet, author, and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen; author of the Mates, Dates books Cathy Hopkins; and Matt Hatter storyboard artist Andrew Wildman, just for starters.
They read through the stories, and decided on four finalists in each age category. Then, in the afternoon, it was the kids’ turn to shine!
The Past Winners panel was made up of kids who’d won Share a Story in the past. They were Tabitha (Miss Morgan), Erin (Super Dan), Annabel (A Hedgehog Who Wanted to Fly), Arun (Operation Jelly), Leah (Crocodile Trap), Sam (Holey Moley!), and Rhys (How People Really Go Bald). They debated the final few stories, and ultimately picked the winners of this year’s Share a Story.
The next step is to let the lucky winners know, and then let CITV’s animators loose on the stories! Stay tuned to find out who’s won Share a Story 2015. We will exclusively reveal the winners right here on Monday 29th June at 4pm.
Could it be you?!
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