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

Share a Story 2016: 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 2016: Meet Michael Rosen!

Credit: Goldsmiths, University of London

About Michael!

Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children's book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers’ works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children’s literature, reading and writing.

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...

Mr Bean Silliest Moments - Update!

Have you heard the saying "Good things come to those who wait"? Well for the winner of our 2015 'Mr Bean Silliest Moments' competition, the wait is finally over!

Leah Bibby, from Leigh, won a once in a life opportunity to have a cartoon version of herself star in an episode of Mr Bean: The Animated Series, alongside the main man himself! Amazing, right?

Make sure you watch Leah's starring role! Tune in to CITV at 4pm on Friday 26th February!

Want to find out more about Leah's exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the makers of Mr Bean: The Animated Series HERE!