Read our winning Wonderland stories!

Winning Wonderlands revealed!

Original, inventive and inspiring; we hope you enjoy reading this special collection of the winning entries to our 2015 Wonderland competition!

Thank you to all of the talented writers and artists who entered the competition.

From Australia to Kazakhstan, we were thrilled to receive over 1400 entries from all over the world and to see so much creative talent on display.

Our judges had a great time reading all of the wonderful stories and looking at all the impressive illustrations.  They also had a very hard time selecting the winners!

After careful consideration by our judging panel – which included Macmillan Readers author Chris Rose and professional Illustrator Lorna Scobie -we announced the winners and finalists were as follows: 

Short Story Winners and Finalists

12 yrs + under

  • WINNER: Evgeny Mihaylov
  • FINALIST: Pete Bereznyak
  • FINALIST: Elizaveta Orehova
  • FINALIST: Nikita Grigoriev
  • FINALIST: Elizabeth Kiskina

 13 – 17 yrs

  • WINNER: Hannah Bogdanowicz
  • FINALIST: Ivan Yatcenko
  • FINALIST: Margo Dmitrieva
  • FINALIST: Inés Dardanelli
  • FINALIST: Polina Burenina

 18 + yrs

  • WINNER: Aleksandra Szefer
  • FINALIST: Alim Khashukoev
  • FINALIST: Christina Svintradze
  • FINALIST: Olga Maximenko
  • FINALIST: Gleb Vinokurov

 Illustration Winners

  • 12 yrs + under: Adelya Vagapova
  • 13 – 17 yrs: Tatiana Danilova
  • 18 + yrs: Polina Vershinina

On behalf of the judges, Macmillan Education and all of the inhabitants of Wonderland:

Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all those who entered our competition! 

2016 Competition

We’ve got an exciting Shakespeare-themed competition coming up next year.  Full details will be revealed in March!


Read our competition Terms & Conditions here.