Green Jelly Bean Short Story Award, ages 9-11

The Green Jelly Bean prize honours imagination.

Let us publish your work.

4 best friends who were never bored. Each had imagination as their superpower. They played hard, they dreamt big. Two of them (pink & blue) are your judges.

Submission Guidelines:

  • We want you to write your best short story about four friends
  • They can go anywhere and get up to anything so let your imagination run wild!
  • Your story should be between 500 and 750 words
  • You can type it or write it up as neatly as you can and scan it in
  • Do your best with spelling but it doesn’t have to be perfect – we just want to be wowed by your story!
  • This competition will close after 200 entries have been received

The winner will receive:

  • £30 book voucher from your local bookshop
  • Your story published on our website
  • A 1-1 feedback session with an Oxford English graduate on your story.

There will be one runner-up in this competition. The runner-up will receive:

  • a 1-1 feedback session on their story and have their story published on our website.

Terms and conditions: This competition is for UK residents aged 9-11 only. Because we will publish your story and use your name on our website, a parent, guardian or teacher must provide their contact details on the submission form. This work should be your own and not have won any competitions elsewhere. Thank you so much for writing for Stuck-In – we can’t wait to read your work!!!


Entries have a suggested £5 donation to our wonderful charities. Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 by 15 March 2021. You may enter more than once, and work produced for GCSE and A-Level is welcome. Only winning entries and runners up will receive feedback. We may feature your work on our website and socials to keep an eye out!