Reading Competition 2019

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.

  • Win the chance to have a professional director choose your story to make into a film. And it will be screened at the renowned Olympic Cinema, Barnes in a Gala premiere on June 30th 2019

  • 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. Our professional directors will then decide which story from each age group will be made into a film. The author will be offered the chance to work their film with a professional director, crew and actors. The films will all be shown at our Gala evening on July 5th 2020.

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 from one of our celebrity patrons

Previous winners with Jack Whitehall at the Screen Your Story Gala

Previous winners 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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‘Bullseye’ from an original story by Evie Kimber. The Old Vicarage School

Winner: Best Original Script.

Best Voice Over

Best Actress

‘Wolves’ from an original story by Bertie Mead. Lowther Primary School

Winner: Best Costume

Innovation Award

‘A Race to Remember’ from an original story by Rohan Shaunak. The Mall School

Winner: Best Original Story

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actor

Best Use of Props