I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in our festive writing competition. We were snowed under with entries from all parts of the country.

The idea of creating a new Christmas classic clearly sparked many young imaginations. The judges loved reading each and every one of them, from the wildly imaginative stories, to the poetry and also admiring the many drawings that were sent in.

We would have loved to give each and every child who entered a prize, however in the end there had to be winners.

Read the top entries from this year's competition in the Write Christmas collection here!

Head judge, children's author Sam Hay, selected her overall winner as nine year old Anouk Wood, from Leighton Buzzard, for her story Urgent! Make Santa A New Suit.

Watch a film of Sam Hay reading her winning story here

In the 4-6 age category, Oliver Green, 5, from Preston won for his story The Magic Of Christmas, while in the 10-11 age category, it was Jay Evans, 10, from Bristol, who took top prize thanks to his story If Christmas Was A School Day.

You can hear their stories here

Sam says: "Christmas inspires so many stories and clearly sparked the imagination of the children who entered. It was a joy to read all of the entries. Anouk's story had amazing originality and made me laugh. Who knew the secret to making a magic Santa suit was a dollop of ketchup and some raspberry jelly. I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and writes more fabulous stories in 2016."

Thanks to all the mums and dads and teachers who encouraged their children to take part, we couldn't have done it without you.

The top 50 stories have been collected together into a stylish downloadable book, for you to print off and keep the memory forever. Click here to download yours.

Ian Cowley, managing director of competition organisers cartridgesave.co.uk, comments: "We have been bowled over by the quality of the stories and the imagination of the children and want to thank everyone who took part. The collection of stories in the e-book will make great bedtime story reading for Christmas time and beyond!"