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Children's Fairy Tale Competition
  • The Joinery
    Market Place
    BD24 9ED
Are you a young writer aged 7-11 in the UK? Do you have what it takes to inspire an author like Michael Morpurgo? If so, our free Fairy Tale Competition might be for you!

We’re looking for fairy tales of up to 750 words that feature a tree or trees!




In collaboration with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Settle Stories are delighted to announce the launch of our fantastic children’s story competition judged by award-winning writer, Michael Morpurgo!




We want to celebrate the magic and wonder of the natural world by encouraging young writers 7-11 years old to let their imaginations run wild and create a new fairy tale that features a tree or trees. It will provide a fun and interactive way for children either at home or school to engage with the natural world and pave the way for a brighter future for the planet, inspired by stories of change and collaboration.




What are the prizes?




Alongside a personalised response to you story winners will have a tree planted in our Story Wood. Each tree will have a QR code linking to winning stories. These stories will be read by a professional storyteller. Let’s take a look at the prizes in more detail:




1st place




-£100 book token
-A tree planted in our Story Wood with a QR code linking to your story
-A personalised response to your story by Michael Morpurgo
-A signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s latest book ‘When Fishes Flew’




2nd Place
-£50 book token
-A tree planted in our Story Wood with a QR code linking to your story
-A personalised response to your story by Michael Morpurgo
-A signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s latest book ‘When Fishes Flew’




3rd Place
-£30 book token
-Tree planted in our Story Wood with a QR code linking to your story
-A personalised response to your story by Michael Morpurgo
-A signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s latest book ‘When Fishes Flew’




Runners up




3 runners up will receive:




-A personalised response to your story by Michael Morpurgo
-A tree planted in our Story Wood with a QR code linking to your story
-A signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s latest book ‘When Fishes Flew’





All eligible entrants will receive a certificate. To enter you must be between 7-11 years old and live in the UK.




The winners will be announced by Michael Morpurgo at a free, online live event at Yorkshire Festival of Story (more details soon.)




We’ve created a resource pack to help teachers, parents and guardians to inspire young people and develop their writing skills.




Entries must be submitted by 6pm on the 18th October 2021. Please ensure your entries are typed as per the Terms & Conditions. When you upload your file please make sure it is saved with your story name followed by the author. E.G. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.




To download the resource pack and submit to the competition, please follow the link below.

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