What's the Story? A Big Competition for Little Storymakers 2013
Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museum is delighted to announce the winners and runners-up in all categories in our 'What's the Story? A Big Competition for Little Story-Makers. We received hundreds of entries to the competition and were delighted to have had such a positive response, in this, the first year of the competition. We would like to commend all entrants on their wonderfully creative, imaginative entries. We want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to enter our competition and given our judges the opportunity to read through such wonderful stories and tales and view such beautiful illustrations and artwork. It was a very tough job to choose the winner and runner-up in each category. We received such a huge number of entries to our schools category that we decided to award a runner up in that category also. Each and every child that entered the competition will receive a 'Certificate of Excellence' over the coming week or two.
We want to say a huge well done and congratulations to our Winners, our Runners-Up and our list of Highly Commended Entrants. Your entries were so unique and the judges were blown away by each and every one.
Top Left Photograph: Back Row: Blathnaid ni Chofaigh, RTE Broadcaster & Journalist (Judge), Dr Eithne Kennedy, Child Literacy Expert, DCU (Judge), David Maybury, Children's Author & Book Critic (Judge), Owen Whelan, standing, Age 6 (Winner, Age 5-6 Category)
Front Row: Naomi Lacy, Age 6 (Runner Up; Age 5-6 Category), Lily-Mari Williamson, Age 7 (Winner; Age 7-9 Category), Isabelle Fingleton, Age 3 (Runner Up, Age 3-4 Year Category), Charlie Bear, Emilia Bennis, Age 3 (Winner; Age 5-6 Year Category) and James Ronan, Age 7 (Runner Up; Age 7-9 Category)
Top Right Photograph shows Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, RTE and Naomi Lacy, Runner Up in the 5-6 Year Category for her story 'Shadows and Pancake'.
To read any of the winning entries please click on the title! Happy reading and thank you to all our little storymakers! (we apologise for the quality of some of the photos - we are working hard to fix the problem!)
Category 1: Ages 3 - 4 years
Winner: 'My Story Book' by Emelia Bennis, Age 4, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Runner Up: 'My Bear Charlie' by Isabelle Fingleton, Age 3.5, Balbriggan, Co Dublin
'Baking with my Mum' by Fiadh Heffernan, Age 3, Enfield, Co Meath
'The Green Mermaid Picture' by Juno McLoughlin, Age 3.5, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
'Grandad Dennis' by Alannah Lynch, Age 3.5, Greystones, Co Wicklow
Category 2: Ages 5 - 6 years
Winner: 'Am I in Goblety Goop?' by Owen Whelan, Age 6, Howth, Co Dublin
View Owen's Story Here!
Runner Up: 'Shadows and Pancake' by Naomi Lacy, Age 6, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin
'The Magic Tree' by Zack Whelan, Age 5, Portarlington, Co Offaly
'The Tooth Fairy Tale' by Holly & Beth Brady, Ages 5 & 6, Athboy, Co Meath
'The Kitten & The Shark' by Reuben Phillips, Age 5, Stamullen, Co Meath
'The Rainbow' by Emily Thomas, Age 6, Dundrum, Dublin 16
Category 3: Ages 7 - 9 years
Winner: 'Froblid' by Lily Mari Williamson, Age 7, Fenit, Co Kerry
Runner-Up: 'The Field beside my Home' by James Ronan, Age 7, Claremorris, Co Mayo
'Herman' by Alexandra Walker, Age 9, Ballymoney, Co Antrim
'Memories of Bronntanas' by Eire Whelan, Age 7, Carnew, Co Wicklow
'The Day the roof blew off the school' by Sean Radcliffe, Age 7, Dundrum, Dublin 14
'The Six Diamonds' by Amira Healy, Age 8, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Category 4: Schools
Winner: 'Room 19's Secret'
by 2nd Class, Holy Family JNS, Rivervalley, Swords, Co Dublin. Teacher: Laura McGahan
View Room 19 here!
Runner Up: 'Creepy's Adventure' by First Class, St Patrick's NS, Morristown, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Teacher: Mrs Sharon Walshe
Mr Peter Sheridan: Playwright & Author
Mr David Maybury: Children's Book Critic & Author
Ms Maeve Ingoldsby: Playwright & Author
Mr Chris Judge: Illustrator & Children's Author
Ms Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh: Journalist & Television Broadcaster, RTE
Ms Eithne Kennedy, Children's Literacy Expert, Dublin City University
Mr Benji Bennett: Children's Author