**TELL YOUR STORY!! – Win the chance to have your story turned into a comic!!**

In summer 2017, Why Comics? Education Charity and PositiveNegatives are running a competition in collaboration with  SCOOP Magazine and CommonEverybody. 

Submit up to 500 words by 22 Sept 2017! Email your entries to will be notified by 4 October)


The Challenge: Write a story under the theme ‘A Special Journey’.

It can be a story about you, or someone else, physically travelling somewhere, or it can be an emotional journey you’ve had, like starting a new school, moving etc. If you don’t want to write about yourself, why not ask a family member or friend to tell you their story? Maybe your grandparents have some interesting stories to tell?


The Prize

The winning story from each category will be turned into an amazing comic by one of PositiveNegatives brilliant professional artists and published in Scoop’s October 2017 edition. The winners will have the chance to talk to the artist about their story too :)


How to Enter?

Submit up to 500 words by 22 September 2017

Either email your entries to!  or send it to:

Scoop Magazine, Studio 3, The Print House 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL


There are two categories:

1) Children aged 8-10 years old (UK school years 4-6)

2) Children aged 11-13 years old (UK school years 7 & 8)


Want to Know More?

All entries must have your name, school year group, an adult contact name and email address.

Deadline for entry:              22nd September 2017

Winners announced:          4th October 2017


Who’s behind the competition?

The award-winning non-profit PositiveNegatives has been producing literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues, (including conflict, racism, migration and asylum) since 2012.

Why Comics? is an educational charity bringing human rights and social issues into the classroom through literary comics based on real-life stories.

SCOOP is a children’s magazine aimed at engaging children with the written word in as many exciting and entertaining ways as possible.  

CommonEverybody strengthens school partnerships by allowing children from different schools and countries to interact and work together, learning about new places and more importantly finding common ground.

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