Tales of the Magical Lots of Socks Competition

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered, we loved reading your stories. Competition winners will be revealed soon. Keep your eyes peeled.  

What would happen if a pair of Lots of Socks gained magical powers..?

We have a special task for you – we want you to tell us a story that answers that question.

You can be as imaginative and as creative as you like and we would also love to see a drawing of your Magical Lots Of Socks too.

This is a competition and there will be a prize for the story that comes in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, so get scribbling..!

We have a very special guest judge to pick the winners from the shortlist… Joseph Elliott, also known as Pirate Cook from Swashbuckle and author of The Good Hawk.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get your story read by a professional author!

Terms and conditions

Competition: Tales of the Magical Lots of Socks Short Story Competition
Entrant(s): individual who signs up to take part in the competition
Charity: The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA)


  • You can only enter one story into the Competition per paid entry (paid for via the DSA online shop).
  • Each entry donation is non-transferable and has a monetary value of whichever value chosen when purchasing (£1, £3, £5 or £10). The monetary value of each entry will not be refunded to the Entrant, save at the sole discretion of the Charity.
  • If the Entrant wants to enter more than one story, the Entrant will have to pay for multiple entries on the DSA shop (this must be proven via order emails).
  • Entrants can be any age, but the Competition is geared more to children between the ages of 3 and 16. But the Charity will welcome any entries.
  • All entries must stay in line with the ethos of the Competition – any entries deemed inappropriate by the Charity will not be entered into the competition.
  • Entrants must live within the United Kingdom.
  • Entrants must provide the Charity with their name, age and email when sending in their short story
  • All entries for the Competition must be sent to the Charity via email at events@downs-syndrome.org.uk
  • The deadline for entries is Friday 8 May at 4pm (BST)


  • A select number of DSA staff will shortlist the entries.
  • The shortlist will be sent to Joseph Elliot – he will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
  • The winners will be announced no later than Friday 22 May at 4pm (BST).
  • Prizes will be sent out once the DSA staff have returned to the office after the Covid-19 lockdown – the date will be communicated with all winners.