Short Stories by Families First

The team at Families First is delighted to launch our new short story competition. This is open to all primary school children in Northern Ireland.

We want to encourage children across the province to let their imagination run wild, to read their incredible stories and encourage their use of descriptive language.


  1. Foundation stage (P1-P2)
  2. Key stage 1.  (P3-P4)
  3. Key stage 2.  (P5-P7)

Winners will be selected from each category and all entrants will receive certificates.

Judges will be interested in the creativity in the work and evidence of a love for literacy and writing and encourage children of all abilities to take part.

Stories can be handwritten or word processed and should be limited to 1000 words.

To register interest for your school please complete the form below.


Short Stories Interest