Storyathon is a free online event that challenges Year 3-8 Students to write a microstory that is exactly 100 words.

At the start of each school term students are presented with a unique online writing challenge to write a microstory of exactly 100 words based on a particular theme.

During the term, teachers will select up to three stories from each class to go through to the finals, encourage students to read other students’ microstories and become the judges for Storyathon winners. Learn more about how it works.

Through microstories, Storyathon helps participating students:

Focus attention on important writing features

Supports students to write precisely

Challenges students to experiment with words

Engage within a community of learners

On top of helping create better writers, participating in Storyathon:

Improves your students' vocabulary learning

Develops their craftsmanship and creativity

Allows students of all abilities to participate

Provides teachers with access to powerful analytics


No, Storyathon is a free event.

You can register by completing this registration form.

Storyathon runs once each term. You can choose how often you would like to participate - there is no obligation to participate every term.

No, you do not need to re-enter your details. We will save those for you to make life easier.

Yes. Student names are never displayed in full. The default is first name and initial.

Yes, students may create up to three stories each term.

How Storyathon's writing events work

One event every term

20,000 stories submitted in Term 2, 2020

Students write

1.3 million words written in Term 2, 2020


18-21 June


22-25 June

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20,000 students wrote about their experience of lockdown

COVID-19’s creation of a very different world in 2020 was evident in Storyathon’s Term 2 theme, ‘A different world – living in lockdown’. Over 20,000 stories were submitted making this a popular writing topic that provides insights into the development of children’s language, and an opportunity to peer into the minds of children during this unprecedented time.