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Draw A Robot Competition 2020



Get your entry pack
Download our entry pack, or request one to be posted to you.


Write your robot story in your preferred word processing software.

Your robot tale can be up to 800 words long and can be in any genre you like (e.g action, thriller, comedy, mystery). Make sure you include a beginning, middle and an end.


Give your robot story a title that will grab the reader’s attention.


Complete our online entry form and upload your story.

Competition Details

  • Opens for entries: 10th January 2022
  • Deadline for entries: 24th April 2022
  • Winners announced: 21st June 2022

Entry Criteria

  1. The Once Upon a Robot Competition is open to UK children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7 to 11 years, see Terms and Conditions below)
  2. You do not have to be registered at a UK school to enter.
  3. Only individual entries will be accepted.
  4. Your entry must include:
    – a title
    – a fictional story about one or more robots of up between 400 and 900 words.
  5. Your entry must be entirely your own work.
  6. You must complete our online form no later than the 24th April 2022 to be in with a chance to win.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries to the Draw a Robot competition are open from 10th January to 24th April 2022.
  2. To enter, children must be born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2014 and residing in the United Kingdom.
  3. Entries must be submitted via our online form by 23:59 BST on the 24th April 2022.
  4. Stories longer than 900 words (not including the title) or shorter than 400 words will not be considered. Hand written entries will not be accepted.
  5. Entries must be submitted as a word processing document (e.g. .txt, .doc, .docx, .odt, .rtf). PDF entries will not be accepted.
  6. Entries will be scored, by an independent judging panel, on: the creativity of the story; the clarity of the narrative; and the inclusion of an exciting plot twist.
  7. By entering, you grant permission to the EPSRC UK-RAS Network to use your submitted story, name, and age in promotional materials both online and in print.
  8. Winners will be invited to a virtual award ceremony on the 21st June as part of the UK Festival of Robotics.
  9. The UK-RAS Network will cover UK travel costs for the competition winner and up to two parents / guardians to visit the National Robotarium in Edinburgh, up to a maximum value of £250.

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