Reading Competition 2019

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


This the first year of the Screen Your Story competition and we are delighted with the way it’s gone. Young hopefuls came to St. Mary’s Church to read in front of a panel of judges who were so impressed by their efforts and their courage in putting themselves on the line.

The following have been selected to go through to the final to be held on June 3rd at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green.

The winner of each group will be decided and they will be invited to the Screen Your Story Gala on June 30th to be presented with their awards.

Our host for the evening will be actor and writer Robert Blackwood.

Robert is renowned for his critically acclaimed, five-star ‘Gin Chronicles’ and for being the calmest, wittiest events host you could wish for.

Reading Competition winners by age


Year up to and including 3


Year 1: Riley Beale

               Manus McBrinn


Year 2: Delphi Brander Bery


Year 3: Sebbie Schipper

               Shayan Ondiah


Year 4 and 5


Year 4: Oliver Schiller

              Rohan  Shaunak

            Tuuli Silverstone

            Xander Hartley

Xavier Monaghan

            Orien Sundaram




Year 6 and above


Year 6: Gabriel Gwyer

               Millie Robb

               Grace Burke

              Eva Douglas

              Finn Deegan


Year 7: Jacobo Gonzalez

              Megan Ferguson

              Eva H


‘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