screen your story

write a story • win a chance to get it published • get it made into film

'Screen Your Story' is a wonderful opportunity for all you young storytellers. This is the competition where you get the chance to be a published author, even have your story made into a film!

What are the prizes:

  • Write one of the best stories and your prize will be to see it published in a superb, fully illustrated collection 'Stories From the Young'. 

  • Win the chance to read your story at the Children's Literature Festival in Barnes.

  • Write the best story of any one in your age group and you get the chance to work with professional film makers to make your story into a film. And it will be screened at the renowned Olympic Cinema, Barnes in a Gala premiere on July 1, 2018. 

  • Win the Yorke Dance Project Award and see your story made into a dance and performed at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

There are 6 groups for entries:

  1. Up to and including Reception

  2. Years 1 and 2

  3. Years 3 and 4

  4. Years 5 and 6

  5. Years 7 and 8

  6. Year 9 and over

All entries will be judged by a panel made up of teachers, playwrights and writers with the winning stories being announced at the beginning of April 2018. These stories will then be judged to decide the winner in each age group.

Each of these authors will then be offered the chance to turn his or her story into a film working with a professional director, crew and actors. The films will all be shown at our Gala evening on July 1 2018.

Our gala evening will be hosted by Alistair McGowan in the stunning Screen One at the Olympic Cinema and our winning authors and film makers will receive their awards from Jack Whitehall.

Winners 2016 with Jack Whitehall at the Screen Your Story Gala

Winners 2016 with Jack Whitehall at the Screen Your Story Gala


All you need to do now is go to the section for your group, get registered and get started.

Good Luck!


(Dr. Anne Mullins Director 'Screen Your Story')


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