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Get ready for the first ever story writing contest for children

Team StoryWeavers|June 21, 2022, 17:26 IST| 49

writing contest alert

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

—Toni Morrison

Dear Parent, 

We know that your little ones have enjoyed writing their first story with the help of our step-by-step guide. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading your stories mentioned in the comments section. So, we thought of organising a writing contest for your children!

Presenting our first ever writing contest for primary school children – Grade 1 to 3. 

Click here to submit your stories

Writing contest instructions for parents

  • Ask your child to write a story that has a clear beginning, middle, and an end. Children are encouraged to write a story on a piece of paper with a dark pencil (or a pen) to ensure authenticity. You can send a clear photo or scanned copy of this story document. 
  • Children can draw objects or things whenever they find it difficult to put their thoughts into words. For example: Tom’s father decided to take him out for an ? (ice-cream). 
  • Submit the story the child has written in its raw form. We advise you to retain what they have written on their own and not fine-tune it. At this stage, we just need to focus on making writing fun and exciting. Rest assured, the finesse will come with time. 

Winning criteria for the writing contest

  • Entry criteria is as follows:
    • Readability – How easy is it to read the story? 
    • Organization – Can the reader identify the main theme of the story?
    • Imagination – How well are the ideas presented in the story? 
  • If your story meets these criteria, it will be eligible for the lucky draw. Winners will be announced for each grade (1, 2, and 3) separately. 
  • Participation e-certificates will be awarded to everyone. 
  • The last date to send your entries is on or before August 31, 2021.

Writing prompts to get your child started

Here are a few writing prompts that will help your child get started with the story writing endeavour. These are for reference purposes only. Original ideas are always appreciated. Do take help of our step-by-step story writing guide while writing a story. 

  • Write a story about a person who was turned into a toy by an evil magician. 
  • A long time ago, a dinosaur was imprisoned in a book. Tell us what happened later. 
  • You came across a magic potion that can turn children into adults and adults into children. 
  • Tell us about a time when the main characters gave away all of their memories for magical powers. 

After your child finishes writing the story, tell them to give it a nice title. Tell them that a good title is often mysterious and should make the reader want to read your story. After that, ask them to read the story again and check if it makes sense to them. If not, encourage them to add the missing details.

Parents should note that writing a story is a complex, rigorous process that demands a child to demonstrate multiple skills. Slowly and steadily, the child will learn to write better and more coherent stories. 

Looking forward to reading all the stories. All the best!

The last date to send your entries is on or before August 31, 2021.

Click here to submit your stories

About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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Hrithika Harikumar

October 21, 2021

participated in story writing contest

Rakshit ragavan

August 31, 2021

I participated in the competition

Srishti Ray

August 31, 2021

My best story


August 28, 2021

I am happy and intrested to learn different things from Byjus

Samridhi dhari sinha

August 20, 2021

Hi Ma’am My name is samridh l study in byjus and class 2

Aaradhya Lakra

August 19, 2021

Can you teach me how to participate in story writing contest

Aaradhya Lakra

August 19, 2021

I am participating in story writing contest l very very excited


August 19, 2021

I intrested

R J Monalisa Mohanty.

August 19, 2021

I am a customer of Byjus but I don’t know how to send my story . Please tell me how to do this .
Regards Monalisa.


August 19, 2021

I love story and I must write

Diyaa .S. Patil

August 18, 2021

Is there only grade upto 3 because l am 6 th

Kanishk pratap singh

August 18, 2021

Want to participate in Poem


August 18, 2021

Nice opportunity


August 18, 2021

Thank you for this story writing contest

Maimuna Noor

August 18, 2021

I am participating in story writing completion

Swarit Gaurkar

August 18, 2021

Will participate in contest

Nayanjoyti das

August 18, 2021


Manreet singh

August 18, 2021

Nice contest to help their vocabulary

Aadhidev A

August 18, 2021

I am also interested..I will try

Aliza fathima

August 18, 2021


Tarlochan singh

August 18, 2021

wow!! grt
I am interested

Vishal Kumar

August 18, 2021

Very nice ?

Mohammec Abdul Moid Ahmed

August 18, 2021



August 18, 2021

it’s good

Samira mondal

August 16, 2021

Hello i am Samira mondal it was a great experience for me.

Sidhartha Das

August 14, 2021

Nice and I love stories

Kanishka BHADURI

August 10, 2021

Story written by Kanishka Bhaduri in his own words no help from any elder composed by his own idea

V V Srujana

August 9, 2021

This is really interesting, can Grade 1 students also participate in this? Just want to give a try with my kid.

Muhammed Sinan.A

August 8, 2021

Iam participated in the story writing competition


August 8, 2021

I love stories

Izma Shukoor

August 7, 2021

Nice,I am interested in this competition.

Preesha koli

August 6, 2021

Preesha wants to participate in the story writing competition.
Thank you

Pranjal koli

August 6, 2021


Pranjal wants to participate.
Shital koli


August 6, 2021

I love byju’s


August 6, 2021

I am participate in story writing contest

Nikita Gupta

August 6, 2021

I have to write the story

Sneha chopra

August 6, 2021


Yuraj poddar

August 5, 2021

I m so much excited and interested


August 5, 2021

I love to study on byjus early learning app

Ishan Mukherjee

August 5, 2021

Very good story you written


August 4, 2021


Ananya Krishna

August 4, 2021

I am exciting about this story writing exercise

Sunandana Kar

August 4, 2021

Please launch the same contest for children above grade 3

Mishty patel

August 4, 2021

Last date of story writing

Zayn Arab

August 3, 2021

I am a customer of Byju’s but i dont know how to send my story. Please tell me how to do it.

Kashish Choudhary

August 3, 2021

Wow so super

Dhananjay Arjun Maddalwar

August 3, 2021

I am interested to story writing contest.


August 3, 2021

I am participating in story writing contest

Team Storyweavers

August 4, 2021

Thank you for expressing your interest in this story writing contest.
Here’s how you can submit your entries:
1. Go to the Google form:
2. Log in to your Google account to view the form
3. Enter your details and upload a clear photo of the story
4. Click on the submit button to send us your entry
Looking forward to reading all the stories. All the best!


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