Have you got a story inside you waiting to get out? Are you itching to bring a character to life? Have you been inspired by an event at Bournville BookFest, and you’re aged 0-12?

Then you’ll want to hear about our fantastic StoryQuest Competition!

We want to see all your stories – and the best bit is that your entry can be in any form you like, so long as it’s completely original. Draw an amazing character. Draft a poem. Record an audio story. Create your own stop-motion animation. Or write down an adventure.

Keep all written entries to under 500 words, and all audio or video entries to under 2 minutes. Send your entry in to us by Monday 18th June 2018. We will divide all entries into categories and our panel of expert judges will decide the winners.

We have some really amazing, tailor-made prizes to give to the winners – your hard work will be rewarded!

Bournville BookFest aims to inspire children with astonishing storytelling and StoryQuest is our way of keeping BookFest alive months after the last workshop, author event and performance has finished. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!


Email your story, poem, song, audio or video file to sala@busyparentsnetwork.com, labelled in the subject line: STORY COMPETITION.


Hand it in or post it to:

Story Competition

Bournville Community Hub

27 Sycamore Road


B30 2AA

by 4.30pm on MONDAY 18th JUNE 2018.

Every entry must be clearly labeled with the following information:

Name of child

Date of Birth


Name of story

Contact email

Contact phone number

Signature from parent

Name of parent

Terms and Conditions.

All entries must be in English.

All entries must be made using our Story Writing Entry Form, and signed by a parent or guardian.

Entrants must be no older than 12 years and 364 days on the day of the deadline: Monday 18th June.

Written entries must be no more than 500 words, including the title. Audio and video entries must be no more than 2 minutes long. This will be checked by Busy Parents Network judges.

One entry will be accepted per child.

Story entries will be judged on originality, skill, structure and literary appeal.

Entries will not be returned to every entrant, so do make a copy.

All entries must be wholly original and not a retelling of someone else’s work, novel, film or show.

Entries must be suitable for retelling for a family audience and mustn’t contain obscene or offensive material.

Entrants will retain the copyright of their entries but grant to Busy Parents Network the perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free licence to publish, broadcast and post the entry (or abridged versions of the entry) online. The judge’s word is final, and no discussion about their decision will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted, but we can’t guarantee we will contact every unsuccessful entrant. If you don’t hear back from Busy Parents Network please assume your story has not been a prize-winner this time.

Busy Parents Network reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel the competition at any stage.