Best Winter Tale Competition

Enter the winter writing competition at Fairytalez for a chance to win great prizes!

There’s a chill in the air and frost on the windows which only means one thing: winter is here. The season has inspired many beloved fairy tales and folktales such as The Little Match Girl, The Cat on the Dovrefjell, The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Snow Queen. Winter is a time that’s perfect for cozying up by the fire and telling stories so we want you to tell winter stories for this writing competition. After all, the Brothers Grimm’s books were first published in the dead of winter in December 1812 and were a popular Christmas present!

Write a fairy tale or folk tale themed around winter and its elements, such as snow, ice, frost, blizzards, etc. If you’re in need of inspiration, you may want to read some of our popular winter tales or even pick up a copy of Fairytalez Christmas Tales: The Night Before Christmas and 21 Other Illustrated Stories.

Submitted entries must be a minimum of 300 words and no more than 5,000 words.

This writing competition ran December 11, 2018 to January 22, 2019. The winner was Talvi and the Stars by E.C. Hibbs, an enchanting story that explained the origin of the Northern Lights.

The finalists were the following stories:

The Fairy Snow Princess and Her Fantastical Quest for Meaning

The White Unicorn

The Aria and the Ivy

The Lady of the Lavernum

The Winner received: 

  • Active promotion across all Fairytalez’s social networks
  • A digital winner badge published with your story and on your profile page
  • A digital winner badge for your blog or website
  • A $200 gift certificate to

The Four finalists will receive:

  • Active promotion across all of Fairytalez’s social networks
  • A digital runner-up badge published with your story and on your profile page
  • A digital runner-up badge for your blog or website

Enter writing competitions and win great prizes!

How to Get Started with Fairytalez Writing Competitions

  • Register: First, create a profile at Don’t forget to customize it with images, website links and more. There are no fees associated with creating an account nor is there a fee to enter the competitions.
  • Upload: Upload your story and put it in the appropriate category.
  • Submit: Submit your story (or stories) below for consideration in the writing competition. Stories must be a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 5000 words. You may submit up to 3 stories.
  • Share: Share your story link with all of your friends and family! Stories are eligible once they’ve received 5 likes.

Find even more fairy tales when you read about our previous writing competitions.

Enter the Competition

Submit your story, once uploaded, here. Paste the story URL in the box below.

Our competition form is now closed. 


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