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1. Can I join both in the Individual Category as an individual and with my school / learning centre?

Yes, but you must create a new account with a new email address, and submit a different story to each category. The same story cannot be submitted to both Individual and School Category.

All learning centres who are Program Partners of My Story Creation competition will enter their story submissions in the Individual Category.

2. How can I submit my story?

After you have created an account with your login and password, you can continue to use your login and password to access the account to start creating and uploading our story on Finally, when you are ready to submit your story, you will be asked to make a payment of HK$300 for the My Story Creation competition application fee.

For Individual Category, each submission will require a HK$300 fee and this is how kids can help other kids. For every one story submission fee received, a child from a low-resourced primary school will receive a free story submission code to join the My Story Creation Competition.

One story created by you can give an opportunity to help another kid create their own story!

3. How do I know if my school or learning centre has joined the Kids4Kids My Story Creation Competition?

If your school has registered as a participating school in My Story Creation competition, we will email you at the end of September the Teacher Coordinator to contact at your school because every registered participating school will receive 10 free submission codes to enter their students’ top ten finalist stories into the My Story Creation competition 2018.

If your learning centre is a Program Partner of My Story Creation competition, please contact the Coordinator there.

A complete list of all participating schools in the Schools Category and a list of the Learning Centre Program Partners will be available from 30 Sept 2018. Click [here]

4. What if I am not the top ten finalists chosen in my school but I would still like to enter the Individual Category of My Story Creation competition?

Of course you can still join and submit your story in the Individual Category. You just cannot submit the same story to both School and Individual Category. A fee of HK$300 will be required for every story submission into the Individual Category.

5. When can I start uploading my story?

You can start planning, writing and illustrating your story over the summer and get ready to upload from 15 Oct 2018 to 15 Jan 2019.

6. Do I need to submit a hard copy of my story?

No.*Only shortlisted participants may be asked to submit the hard copies of their stories for further review.

7. Can I submit before the submission period starts?

No. The uploading of your story submission will only be open from 15 Oct 2018. You can keep working on your story and the illustrations before then as you should be upldoading only your final work.

8. What if I miss the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances?

Unfortunately, to be fair in the judging process all stories must be received between 15 Oct 2018 to 15 Jan 2019. We will not accept any submission after the submission deadline mentioned above.

9. Will I be notified about my submission?

No. Only finalists will be notified to send in their original work by post / by hand to Kids4Kids office in February, 2019.

10. Is there a word limit on the story?

Yes. Stories should be around 500 words in English and/or around 800 characters in Chinese.

11. Is there any preferred style of illustrations?

No.We welcome any style including hand drawings, computer art, collage etc.

12. Can I submit writing that has been previously published?

No. We only accept original and unpublished work.

13. What should I avoid when creating my story?

Please do not copy from works by other people; nor include any violent content or inappropriate language.

14. Are there any other terms and conditions?

The terms and conditions can be found on the story submission form when you submit your story and make the required competition entry fee online.

15. If I still have questions, who can I contact?

If your school / learning centre is a registered participant of My Story Creation competition, please speak with the Teacher Cordinator in charge.

If you are an Individual participant in the Individual Category andf you have questions, please email to

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, and will do our best to respond quickly.

16. Are schools entitled to get any free submission codes?

Only schools who have applied and been accepted for receiving My Story Creation community workshops financial assistance will be entitled to receive 10 Concession Codes for 10 free story entry submission codes. All other schools who have registered by 30th Sept 2018 deadline to be a participating school will also be entitled to receive 10 Concession Codes but a discounted submission fee of HK$100 for first 10 story submissions. If a school does not register by the deadline to be a participating school in My Story Creation 2018, the regular story submission entry fee of $300 per story will apply.