Hercules’ 13th Labour – competition winners

Over summer, we held our second competition, asking 5-14 year-olds in the UK and ROI to come up with a 13th Labour for the most famous, lion-skin-wearing Greek hero, Hercules. Over 150 fabulous entries later, our team of judges managed to pick our winners, runners up, and highly commended stories, which we are delighted to share with you all now!

Our entrants took part in one of three age categories – 5-7 years, 8-11 years, and 12-14 years. You can click on each of the names below to view the stories – we hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!

Age category 1: 5-7 years

Winner: Violet, aged 5, from Birmingham
Runner up: Claudia, aged 5, from Reading

Age category 2: 8-11 years

Winner: Claudia, aged 11, from Hawkhurst
Runner up: Miriam, aged 11, from London

Age category 3: 12-14 years

Winner: Maddy, aged 13, from Bath
Runner up: Ffion, aged 12, from London

Highly commended entrants

Elise, aged 14, from Bath
Ella, aged 12, from Bath
Caitlin, aged 10, from York