For as long as there have been people, there have been stories. We all love stories, whether they are long or short, happy or sad, serious or silly. We are inspired by stories of hope and touched by stories of disappointment. Some people love fantastical stories of dragons and wizards, princesses and magical lands. Others prefer tales of rags-to-riches, heroes-to-zeroes, quests, rescues and thrilling adventures. And in many ways, your own life is a story!

So we’ve invited five great storytellers to each choose a story from one of the greatest collections ever known: the Bible.

Each one has retold their story in a different style. In this special collection you will find a short tale, a comic strip, a rhyme, a rap and a poem.

The competition

Bible Society would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who entered our competition. We received over 300 fantastic entries which we whittled down to 30.

The Beano’s writer and illustrator Kev F Sutherland, who will now draw the winning story, spent the day choosing a winner but he said it had been a really tough job because the entries were of such high quality.

He has now picked one winner but wanted to commend five other entrants for their great work.

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