We’re delighted to announce that Tommy Hutchinson is the winner of the ITV Signed Stories writing competition!

Tommy, a Year 3 pupil at Prudhoe West Academy, wrote and illustrated ‘Emelie and Maggie’s Holiday Adventure’. 

Our judging panel was impressed by Tommy’s strong sense of creativity. The story has a clear beginning, middle and end, with bright and detailed illustrations.

Tommy’s winning creation has now been transformed into a Signed Story and is presented in British Sign Language (BSL), with subtitles, music and voice-over. It is fully inclusive for all children to enjoy. 

Tommy was also awarded £500 worth of Book Tokens for his school. 

Here at ITV Signed Stories, we present children’s books in sign language so that deaf children have access to the joy of storytelling. The aim of our competition is to celebrate the wonderful creativity of children’s writing (and drawing!) and to highlight the importance of inclusive storytelling. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated! We received so many fantastic entries from pupils with lots of exciting tales to tell!

Click on the video to see Tommy’s winning story being brought to life in BSL. 

For more information on ITV Signed Stories please visit signedstories.com or email signedstories@itv.com 







Lady Signing from an Autoscript

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