My Story Creation is a creative writing and illustration competition open to all Primary School students in Hong Kong. The competition encourages children to express their imagination and present their original ideas to the world and be a Storyteller.
The competition is open to all registered Hong Kong primary schools and all enrolled primary school students. Individuals and groups of up to 4 students can submit a single story. There is no limit on the number of entries.
Stories and illustrations must be original, i.e. not copied from others, and never been published before.
English and/or Chinese.
10-12 pages of writing + 10-12 pages of illustrations. (each page should have an illustration accompanying within)
English: at least 50 words and not exceeding 90 words per page.
Chinese: at least 80 characters and not exceeding 110 characters per page.
The suggested size is 30cm x 30cm drawing paper and 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels for uploading.
Writing and illustrations should be separate: note that story text should not be on the illustrations.
Must include Story Title on the cover page.
The panel of judges will read and grade all stories, select and present Awards to the kids who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the following categories: “Storytelling Excellence”, “Writing Excellence” and “Illustration Excellence”. The judges’ decisions are final and binding. A final collection of 10 stories selected by our judges will be printed in the annual Kids4Kids Treasury publication.
Competition Entry Fee
Each story submission will require a standard competition entry fee of HK$300. All the proceeds from story submission entry fees goes to support Kids4Kids’ Literacy Development Programs. We provide free competition entry for students from Hong Kong local government primary schools or aided primary schools.
Submit your story as an Individual/Team
Each story submission will require a standard story submission entry fee of HK$300 and this is how kids can help other kids. For every one story submission entry fee received, a child from a low-resourced primary school will receive a Concession Code enabling him/her to join the annual My Story Creation Competition.
So, One story created by you can give ONE opportunity to help another kid create their own story!
School / Learning Centre Category
A registered participating school will be entitled to receive a Concession Code for the first 10 story submissions entries for HK$100 each story, and additional story submissions at the standard story submission entry fee for HK$300each story. Proceeds from story submission entry fees support Kids4Kids’ Literacy Development Programs.
If a school does not register by the deadline to be a participating school in the My Story Creation Competition 2022-23, the standard story submission fee of HK$300 per story will apply.
Only schools who have applied to Kids4Kids and have been accepted to receive My Story Creation Primary Program Community Workshops assistance will be entitled to receive Concession Codes for 10 free story submission entries.
If your learning centre is a Program Partner of My Story Creation Competition 2022-23, there is a different payment structure for story submissions. Please check with your learning centre for the fee and details.