Celebrate young writers: Winning stories of the 2024 Education.com Story Challenge



We are thrilled to unveil the winners of the 2024 Education.com Story Challenge, a writing contest for kids in PreK through 8th grade!

This March, the Education.com inbox overflowed with original writing submissions from around the world, from Canada to New Zealand and the Philippines! Our judges were impressed by the imaginative works that poured in, and they were heartened to see so many young writers embrace the joys of storytelling.

Ten stories stood out from the crowd, and we’ve assembled an illustrated Anthology so you can read them all. Discover the origin story of a lion’s roar, the legends of a grandmother’s escapades, a suspense-filled tale about cliff jumping and friendship, and a heartwarming story about finding hope through grief.

Without further ado, here are the ten wonderful winners of the Education.com Story Challenge:


2024 Story Challenge Winners

Name Age Story
Anahita K. 5 How Lions Got Their Roar
Billy B. 7 The Aviators and the Aliens
Jackson C. 8 The Magical Forest
Jaxon M. 8 The Adventures of Grandma
Maddy S. 8 The Adventures of Sparkle Dots and Sparkle Eyes
Andrea C. 10 The Ultimate Surprise
Joshika S. 11 Bean’s Sculpture
Zilin L. 11 Jack’s Forest Adventure
Lena R. 12 Devil’s Point
Edie S. 12 Open to Interpretation

Anthology: Read the winning stories!

Scroll through to read each story, or click here to download the full Anthology:


Celebrating young writers

As a prize, each winner will receive a free one-year Premium membership to Education.com!

Thank you to all the student authors who submitted their stories, as well as the parents and teachers who encouraged your love of writing and supported you in entering the contest! Your creativity burst off the pages, and the judges truly enjoyed reading every original piece.

We hope this experience has inspired you to tap into your imagination. Please don’t ever stop writing!


Looking for more? Tap into the Education.com Learning Library of 37,000+ learning resources, including 12,000+ Reading and Writing worksheets, games, and activities.

Plus, view previous years’ winners, and read their stories:

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