Feb 14, 2019

The Caterpillar Story Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • Ireland
Multiple Competition


The prize is for a unpublished story written by an adult for children. You must be over 16 to enter and submit a story for children aged 7-11. 

Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published online or broadcast.    You can enter as as many stories as you like.    There is a word limit of 1,500. 

There is a single prize of €1,000. Stories may be commended by the judge.   

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

Dates for 2020 are yet to be released.

Application Process Includes

The Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.

The entry fee is €12 per story, and you can enter as many stories as you like. You can enter online or send your story along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd’ 

with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of story attached to: 
The Caterpillar, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland.