The Monster’s Tale – competition winners

Back in spring we held our fourth Athena’s Owls competition, asking 5-14 year-olds in the UK and ROI to get inside the head of a famous mythical monster and give them a voice, re-telling an old tale from a new perspective. We were hoping for some monstrous twists on these famous myths, and we certainly weren’t disappointed! With nearly two hundred fantastic entries our team of judges had an incredibly difficult task trying to pick winners, but after much deliberation we are delighted to announce the winners, runners up, and highly commended stories.

There were three age categories – 5-7 years, 8-11 years, and 12-14 years – and you can read the stories by clicking on the names below. We’re sure that you’ll have as much fun reading them as we did!

Age category 1: 5-7 years

Winner:  Alex, 6, from Bedworth
Runner up: Alberto, 6, from Hampton

Age category 2: 8-11 years

Winner: Arthur, 11, from York
Runner up:  Allegra, 10, from London

Age category 3: 12-14 years

Winner:  Maia, aged 14, from Bristol
Runner up:  Lewis, aged 14, from Eye

Highly commended entrants

Daisy, aged 13 

Maddy, aged 13

Dhruv, aged 11

Bruno, aged 12 

Hafsa, aged 11 

Charlie, aged 11

Katie, aged 12 

Sophia, aged 12

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