Imagination Unleashed Videology Competition
Stories that take you on journeys to imaginary worlds where anything is possible and imagination knows no bounds
Submissions Now Open!
We are very proud to launch our seventh annual Share Your Story Anthology Angels Writing Competition.
Please submit a 5 minute voice recording of your original story that follows the theme (no first chapters or to be continued…). The theme is ‘Stories that take you on journeys to imaginary worlds where anything is possible and imagination knows no bounds’ and our judges are looking for ###. We would love you to have the chance to be published in our first videology anthology published on YouTube with custom visuals to make it a wonderful story that everyone can enjoy.
From the Judges
When you are writing, please remember to consider your target audience is children who are not fluent readers. Story Dogs provide an opportunity for children to read in a non-judgemental setting. The children’s focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars. The accepting, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog. We would love to give the wonderful woofers at Story Dogs something fur-bulous to listen to.
You can enter as many times as you like however all work must be original.
School students are more than welcome to enter.
The best entries will be included in an anthology entitled “Hot Diggety Dog” and will be launched in October 2023.
Our goal in 2023 is to raise enough money to sponsor our own Story Dog.
Story Dogs is a non-profit organisation. The program is free of charge for children and one-on-one reading sessions are delivered entirely by volunteers.
At Story Dogs, all costs are covered by dog sponsorships, fundraising and donations. It costs approximately $500 per year to put a Dog Team into a primary school. As Story Dogs is a non-profit organisation. All monies raised go directly to putting more dogs into schools to help more children become life-long readers.
$30 per entry
On submission of the below form you will be redirected to the checkout on the Share Your Story website so you can pay the entry fee. Alternatively, please click here.
Direct Deposit Details on Request.
How to Enter
- Record a voice recording of your original story that follows the theme and is no longer than 5 minutes with a file size no larger than 10MB.
- Complete the below entry form by uploading your voice recording along with your name, age (if under 18), email address, postal address, telephone number and the title of your story.
- Pay a submission fee of $30 Australian via the Share Your Story website to complete your entry.
- Your entry will be reviewed by our team and if it meets the competition guidelines, it will be published on YouTube with custom visuals to make it a wonderful story that everyone can enjoy.
Entries open on 1st January 2024 and close at 9pm on 1st April 2024
- Stories must be original and follow the theme of the competition.
- Stories must be no longer than 5 minutes in length and the file size no larger than 10MB.
- Only one entry is allowed per person.
- The competition is open to anyone anywhere the world and people of all abilities.
- Entries must be submitted in English.
- The submission fee is non-refundable.
- By entering the competition, you give Anthology Angels permission to publish your story on YouTube.
- The winners will be selected based on creativity, imagination, and story ideas.
- The winners will be announced on Anthology Angels Facebook Page.
- Entries open 1st Jan 2024 and the deadline for submission is 1st April 2024.
- The judges have the final word and their decision is not open for discussion. No feedback will be offered on non-accepted entries.
About Story Dogs
Leah Sheldon and Janine Sigley formed the non-profit Story Dogs organisation in 2009 in Murwillumbah, NSW. At the time both Leah and Janine had primary school aged children.
After seeing a similar program operating in the USA on the internet they decided Australia needed such a program. They came up with Story Dogs, based on the successful American literacy program, Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.), which was launched in 1999 in Utah, USA. R.E.A.D. was the first comprehensive literacy program built around the appealing idea of children and young adolescents reading to dogs.
When children read to a dog, the outcomes are amazing! It is a non-judgemental setting, the children’s focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars. The accepting, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog. Woof!
Find out more about Story Dog by visiting: https://www.storydogs.org.au/