The Unuhi Story Writing Competition 2020

Your chance of being published in 20 languages and winning £100!

Are you a budding children’s author or would you just like to have a go at writing? Then our writing competition might be for you!

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Open to all budding writers aged 18 - 100!

We love original content!

About Us

Unuhi is a bilingual books app for children. Launched in late 2018, the app offers short stories and flashcards for children aged 3 to 8+ years. Twenty languages are supported. The app displays any two of these on screen at the same time in a child-friendly bilingual eBook format. Native audio narration is currently available in English, Spanish, French and German.

The competition

We are inviting parents or any other adults worldwide to enter our story writing competition. The winner will receive £100. The winning story will be translated into 20 languages, professionally illustrated by children’s book author and illustrator Clive Goddard, and … published on the Unuhi app for the world to read!

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We look forward to your story!

What should the story be about?

The main character should be a teenager or adult, but the rest of the story is up to you! We love stories about multiculturalism, friendships and civil courage, humorous stories, adventure stories (perhaps you always wanted to write about a ‘superhero grandparent’?)…the list goes on. It’s your choice!

The only thing we would like you to avoid are stories that are too scary or in other ways unsuitable for 3-8 year olds.

How to enter

The competition is open to adults aged 18 and over. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, but the story will have to be written in English. You do not have to be a user of Unuhi to take part, though you may find it helpful to check the typical format of our books before starting to write. You may want to download our free book (‘Rikki’s Week of Weather’) on iOS and Android to do this. 

One entry per adult only. The story must be 15 pages long, with a maximum of 15 words per page in English.

The competition is open until 30th June 2020. The winner will be notified by mid-July 2020. Please do not submit any illustrations.

Judging the winning entry

Entries will be reviewed by the Unuhi team and Clive Goddard, who will select the winning story based on creativity, plot, originality, enjoyment and how well the story lends itself to illustration and translation. 

Entry Form

The story must be 15 pages long, with a maximum of 15 words per page, in English.  Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world but the story will have to be written in English.

To enter, simply fill out the form below (deadline: 30 June 2020) and attach your story as a PDF file in English. One entry per author.