Have a look at the winning stories: DOWNLOAD THE COLLECTIONS.
Watch the first storytelling video of An Alien Captain’s Sporty Experience!
The Short Story Writing Competition has come to an end. We received over 600 exciting, thought-provoking, fun and sometimes sad stories all with a common theme: sport.
We read all the stories and the judges had to make the difficult decision to chose the best ones. As we received so many stories, we decided to split this competition into two categories, based on age:
So, are you excited to know who the winners are? Read on to find out!
Top 10: 12 and younger category:
1. Tan Ruey Fern, An Alien Captain’s Sporty Experience from Malaysia (WINNER!)
2. Laura Ivankova, True Friendship from Russia
3. Ican Vasilevich, Teddy, A Football Player from Russia
4. Kristiyan Todorov, The Football from Bulgaria
5. Nikolay Who Makes Friends with Ball? from Russia
6. Yulia Boyarkina, How James did Sport from Russia
7. Maria Koroleva, Dreams come True from Russia
8. Victor Bachin, Sport with Great Support! from Russia
9. Olha Horobets, The First Neptunian Sport from Ukraine
10. Sonya, (No title) My name is Sonya from Russia
Best drawing in this category: Dasha Bastamova’s drawing of a cyclist, Russia.
Top 10: 13+:
1. Victoria Bratenchuk, Dreaming about Swimming or Becoming Mr. Archibald from Russia (WINNER!)
2. Umberto Settembrini, The Match of the Heart from Italy
3. Kim Jaqueline Weiler, The Importance of Sports from Germany
4. Ann, Breathe from Russia
5. Uma Hamzić, Venomous from Bosnia and Herzegovina
6. Alyona Gulyayeva, Tony becomes a Sportsman from Kazakhstan
7. Soledad Mariana Blanco, We are the Champions from Argentina
8. Simone Löhlein, The Fear of Losing from Germany
9. Teodora, The Chess Story from Serbia
10. Anna, (no title) The main hero contemplates their future from Ukraine
Best drawing in this category: Ivashina’s drawing of a riding horse, Russia.
The judges were:
All winners have been contacted. The two short story collections will be made available online in October.
All participants can download their certificate here:
Lots of people love sports. And lots of people love to write! That’s why this year we’re running a creative writing competition with the theme ‘Sport’.
This competition is open to everyone: it is for young and old. It doesn’t matter which language level you are at: we are challenging you to put your creative writing cap on and submit your story!
For those of you who prefer drawing to writing, you can also send in your best sport drawing. You can also send in your story and drawing at the same time. The best drawing will feature on the cover of this competition’s short story collection!
What’s your favourite sport? Why not write a short story about it? You can, for example, write about sports like football and swimming, but also rock climbing, skiing or cycling. You can write about a winning team or someone who travels around the world to meet their favourite sports hero… anything is possible, as long as it’s a work of fiction!
How the competition works:
Please carefully read our Terms & Conditions before entering as this contains important information about the competition.
Here are some tips to get you started:
1. Download our creative writing activities to help you start your story. You can use these activities in class, but you can also do these activities on your own or with a friend!
3. Last year we ran a Cultural Readers writing competition. Have a look at the winning entry Ukraine for some writing and drawing inspiration.