Apply for the What’s Your Story? Development Programme 2020

What's Your Story? StoryBoard Application Form - Year 5

This application for the StoryBoard can be completed online below. If this is not accessible to you and you need a word document sent to you via email or post please let us know.

This year, alternatively, we’re letting you submit an application for What’s Your Story? by video. Click here to submit your video application.

The deadline for applications is 27 November 2019 at 5pm.

Remember our Young Writers Programme Manager, Allan Berry, can offer you help with your application at any stage if you need any extra support in filling it out. If you have any questions, just e-mail teen@scottishbooktrust.com or call 0131 524 0160.

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Referral process

We want to make the StoryBoard application process as accessible as possible. If you are a teacher/librarian /youth work who wishes to refer a young person that you work with, please use the referral form.
1 Your details
2 Your creative work
3 Likes and influences
4 Personal statement
  • Remember to read the StoryBoard FAQ before starting your application!

    The application has 4 sections. You can save your progress at any time and return to it later if you need to. You might find it helpful to write your answers to longer sections in word documents first so you can think about what you want to say.

    Section 1: Your details

    We need to be able to contact you if you are selected for the StoryBoard. Your details will never be used to contact you except in relation to your application. If you are not selected, your individual application will be deleted within 6 months of the deadline.

  • You must be between the ages of 14-17 to apply for the StoryBoard
  • We will contact you by email about your application and throughout your time on the programme.
  • This will be how we contact successful applicants - please ensure it is correct.
  • We will only use this number if we cannot make contact with you about your application or if we have any concerns.
  • You must live in Scotland to apply. This must be your full postcode, for your current home address.
  • We ask for this information so we can best support you to be part of the programme. We will also make contact with your named person to make sure we are able to support you on your StoryBoard journey as best as possible.
  • If you’re at school/college or in employment we will need to help you negotiate time off to participate in the programme.
  • Your answer to this will help us to know if we're reaching out fairly to all teens across Scotland.
  • Your answer to this will help us to know if we're reaching out fairly to all teens across Scotland.
  • The term ‘care experienced’ refers to anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short. This care may have been provided in different settings such as residential care, foster care, kinship care, or looked after at home with a supervision requirement.
  • To apply we need you to confirm that you are free to attend the National Library of Scotland Orientation Visit on Friday 17-Saturday 18 January 2020?

    (We will help you negotiate for time off with your school/employer if needed.)
  • To apply we need you to confirm that you are able to attend the week-long creative retreat to Moniack Mhor on 24-29 February 2020?

    (We will help you negotiate for time off with your school/employer if needed.)