During the summer we asked children to finish short stories started by six well-known authors, including Chris Riddell, illustrator for the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge.
We're announcing our winners during October and publishing each winning story on the Summer Reading Challenge website.
Our first story is The Woods Were Full of Whispers and was started by Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. Cressida selected the winner herself, 11 year old Jay Brown from Leeds. Cressida had this to say about the story: "It has some beautiful descriptions - I love the witch's beetle-black eyes, and how bits of her peel off, leaving her just a cloak, floating in the vat. Very imaginative."
Our second story is Into the Unknown and was started by Frank Lampard, England international and author of Frankie's Magic Football. The winner entry was written by Finlay Wicks, aged 9, from Welling in Kent. We thought this story was brilliant and particularly enjoyed a world where you don't need referees and you can't foul! What a great idea!
Our third winner is Abigail Burn, aged 11, from Salisbury. She finished The Vistor, started by award winning author and illustrator, Chris Riddell. Chris chose Abigail's story as his winner because "it is beautifully written, sad and clever - I loved the Polar Explorer's back story and the hopeful ending".
Our fourth winner, Hanna Bricklebanks, aged 12, from Derbyshire finished The Competition Kid, which was started by Liz Pichon, author of the hugely popular Tom Gates series.
Liz chose this as her winner because "It's very funny and has great conversations with the Mum AND very importantly has a good ending too."
Caitlin Tosney, aged 10, from Leeds is our fifth winner. Caitlin finished Charlie Higson's story, The Wrong Door.
Charlie Higson chose the winning entry and said: "You managed to pack a lot into a short piece. There was a proper story and it was rather moving. I also liked the way that colours were made part of the actual story and the theme was carried right through to the last sentence with the pink lemonade and golden cake."
And last but not least our final winner is Lauren Billet, aged 11, from Hertfordshire. Lauren (also known as Senorita Blossom Elephant) finished Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, No Bird Sang.
Frank Cottrell Boyce chose the winning entry and said: "I'm going to give it to Senorita Blossom Elephant for not choosing the time travel option - which was unusual."
Each of our lucky winners receives £100 worth of fabulous books. And one overall winner will be chosen to scoop the top prize - a brand new laptop.
You can read all our winning stories on the Summer Reading Challenge website
Parents can talk to each other and share medal ceremony photos on our facebook page.
If your child has enjoyed taking part in the 2013 Challenge please consider donating to our Summer Reading Challenge campaign and help us reach more children in 2014. It only costs £3 for three disadvantaged children to take part in the Challenge for free. Please donate £3 to our campaign by texting READ06 £3 to 70070 or by visiting justgiving.com/SummerReadingChallenge.