Competition

World
Story Writing
Competition

Join our world-wide short story writing competition using the theme ‘hidden superpowers’. Children can submit their short story describing the day in the life of a new character to join the cast of The Remarkables at the Rose Academy.

What’s Your Hidden Superpower?

In collaboration with our sponsor we are thrilled to announce our 1st World Story Writing Competition for children!

The competition is open to all children from any country, from ages 7-11 (Years 3-6/Key Stage 2).

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The competition theme of ‘hidden superpowers’ is both fun and accessible for children. It aims to help children identify and relate to their own individual and unique attributes, skills and abilities, whilst also acknowledging and appreciating the different powers in others. 

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Whilst creating superhero character is both fun and engaging, it also teaches children to value their uniqueness and be non-discriminatory to others who perhaps they may perceive as less-abled, or different to themselves, teaching accepteance and compassion for others’ differences.

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There is a lot of pressure on children to perform and achieve at particular subjects and topics, however, the adult world doesn’t necessarily work in the same way. Parents and schools can promote the idea of children being able to champion and explore their own diverse abilities, personalities and perspectives outside of academic success.

Schools FREE promotional pack

Download our free promotional pack for your school. Includes: Social media content, Posters, Submission Form and Slidedeck.

the remarkables book open

The Remarkables Issue 1 out now!

Our new book The Remarkables Issue 1 is out now and to celebrate you can start reading it for FREE.

What’s Your Hidden Superpower?

In collaboration with our sponsor we are thrilled to announce our 1st World Story Writing Competition for children!

The competition is open to all children from any country, from ages 7-11 (Years 3-6/Key Stage 2).

E

The competition theme of ‘hidden superpowers’ is both fun and accessible for children. It aims to help children identify and relate to their own individual and unique attributes, skills and abilities, whilst also acknowledging and appreciating the different powers in others. 

E

Whilst creating superhero character is both fun and engaging, it also teaches children to value their uniqueness and be non-discriminatory to others who perhaps they may perceive as less-abled, or different to themselves, teaching accepteance and compassion for others’ differences.

E

There is a lot of pressure on children to perform and achieve at particular subjects and topics, however, the adult world doesn’t necessarily work in the same way. Parents and schools can promote the idea of children being able to champion and explore their own diverse abilities, personalities and perspectives outside of academic success.

Schools FREE promotional pack

Download our free promotional pack for your school. Includes: Social media content, Posters, Submission Form and Slidedeck.

The Remarkables Issue 1 out now!

Our new book The Remarkables Issue 1 is out now and to celebrate you can start reading it for FREE.

the remarkables book open

Entry Requirements

COMPETITION CLOSES: Friday 29th October 2021

Requirement

1,000 words maximum describing a day in the life of a young person who has a hidden superpower that helps children around the world.

Requirement

The entry  must be an original piece of work written independently by the child.

Requirement

Entries must not include unsuitable material; entries must be suitable for a child audience. The child must not include their personal details within their story. Real events from their past or present cannot be included.

Requirement

The entry must be a fictional short story.

Requirement

Stories cannot be written by more than one person. One entry per child allowed.

Requirement

Entries must be submitted to competitions@thinkably.org by the stated deadline (Friday 29th October 2021), along with the following details:

Child’s full name, age, parents/teachers name, school, country and postcode/zipcode must be provided.

Judges

The Shortlist judging panel includes:

  • Dean Horridge, Founder and CEO of Thinkably
  • Truett Tate, Chair of the Board
  • Phil Knight, Chief Creative Officer
  • Debbie Spriggs, General Manager

The Winners judging panel includes:

  • Thinkably Education Quality Assurance Group (EQAG)
  • Sponsor Representative 

What is the judging criteria?

  • Originality and use of imagination
  • Plot 
  • Character(s)
  • Overall enjoyment

Prizes

The overall global winner will receive:

An illustrated digital book of their story, published on the Thinkably platform.

50 x printed hard copies of their book.

A lifetime membership to Thinkably for their school.

A lifetime membership to Thinkably for their family.

Submit Your Story

#ThinkablyStoryComp2021 | #HiddenSuperpower

What is Thinkably?

At Thinkably, we nurture conversations that matter. Through fun, imaginative storytelling we give children, and their grown ups, the tools to have open and honest conversations.