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We had over 1,000 entries in the end and it was tough to get the shortlist down to just 10. 

The competition supported our English and Literacy resource 'Tiger Tales', which encourages 7 to 11 year olds to find out more about this iconic animal, and the threats it faces, and develop their own ideas and opinions on environmental issues through creative and persuasive writing. Award-winning children’s author Jeanne Willis formed part of our judging panel, and was extremely impressed with the entries received.

"Having written a tiger story for WWF myself, I was delighted to be on the judging panel for this competition. There were over a thousand entries and as they were all from children at Primary School, I foolishly imagined that their stories wouldn’t be nearly as good as mine; how VERY wrong I was! Thanks to everyone who entered, the real winners are the tigers. This collection of heartfelt stories will help to create awareness about the urgent need to protect these beautiful, endangered creatures. It will save lives, surely the best prize anyone could wish for."

Competition runner-up, Maille, from Serlby Park Academy.

Competition winners

A huge thanks to everyone who entered our story writing competition, and congratulations to our competition winners. The winner won a £500 book voucher for their school plus a special tiger adoption and personalised story book, whilst the runners up received a tiger themed WWF goodie bag.


  • Lawrence from Highgate Junior School in London for his story titled ‘The Tiger and the Trap’. The judges were impressed with Lawrence’s story as they felt it was beautifully written, based around a very thoughtful concept and showed lots of imagination throughout that kept the reader captivated from beginning to end.


  • Maille from Serlby Park Academy in Nottinghamshire. Judges thought that Maille’s story was a beautifully written story full of hope that really helped inspire the reader.
  • Maysum from Westholme Junior School in Lancashire. Judges thought Maysum’s story was original, endearing and showed humour that helped the reader to understand the issues being written about.
  • Laura from Norland Place in London. Judges thought that Laura’s story built fantastic tension that helped keep the reader engaged and ended with a real cliffhanger at the end that showed a clever and thoughtful approach from the writer