The entries for the Story Tools ‘What If…? competition were outstanding, fantabulous and wildly entertaining. Storytelling is clearly a superpower in our classrooms!

Our wonderful judges, Nova Weetman and George Ivanoff, had a MASSIVE challenge on their hands picking a winner. But they managed it in the end, and the winner is…

Oliver Love from Littlehampton Primary School in South Australia with a story called: What If I Needed Bacon?

This amazing young storyteller will have their story professionally read, and we’ll be adding it to Story Box Library’s collection next year.

Not only that, Oliver has ALSO won their school Littlehampton Primary School a year’s subscription to our fabulous new creative writing resource, Story Tools

And the runner-up is Ash McIntyre from Nar Nar Goon Primary School…congratulations to you, too!

And what did George Ivanoff and Nova Weetman say about the competition?

“The shortlisted entries all displayed a great deal of creativity and thought. Choosing the winners was no easy task. The winning entry and the runner-up both used the “what if” prompt to great effect and let their imaginations fly. Congratulations to both. But congratulations also, to each and every writer who entered. You all did such a wonderful job.” George Ivanoff

"Responding brilliantly to the What If prompt, Oliver Love has written a sharp and funny story called What if I Needed Bacon? When someone goes looking to buy bacon, they discover that instead of selling killed animals, the shop sells killer animals. Oliver has managed to create suspense, humour and a very satisfying narrative in a short story form. The story is wonderfully original and inventive. I loved it." Nova Weetman.

We agree, George and Nova!