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Flash Fiction Challenge
In 2021 organiseerde Nuffic in samenwerking met Pauline Van der Bilt voor de eerste keer een schrijf competitie: de ‘Flash Fiction Challenge’, voor leerlingen uit de 1e en de 2e klas die deel uit maken van het Global Citizen Netwerk en/of tweetalig onderwijs.

Leerlingen schreven een flash fiction verhaal gebaseerd op iets dat hun geïnspireerd heeft tijdens een schoolvak of -activiteit. Dat noemen we the spark. Ze schreven geen samenvatting maar gebruikten the spark als een springplank naar andere ideeën of gedachtes. Hier maakten ze een fictief kort verhaal van. Dit verhaaltje is een flash fiction story.


On 11 June 2021 all 20 shortlisted pupils gathered in a zoom ceremony. The winners read out their Spark and Flash.

winner 2nd year
runner up 2nd year
winner 1st year
runner up 1st year

I love reading – I know many teenagers love it less so. But I can’t help myself: I want youngsters to commit to books, learn to appreciate them (no you don’t have to love them, but you don’t need to hate them either), and doodle their way into understanding. I work with clear templates and probing questions that invite you to form a personal connection. I model literary analysis with examples from ‘banned’ books. And I offer pupils a chance for personal feedback.

What’s in it for you?
You? You get out your pencil and doodle your thoughts down. Trust me: anyone can doodle – you’ll be chuffed with your collection of colourful notes. If you commit and do the work (yeah – no such thing as a free ride unfortunately) you will at least have a good grasp of your book, and hopefully an opinion that you can back up. Reading is all about storytelling: rappers do it, singer songwriters do it, film makers do it, you do it – all the time. Storytelling connects. It can make the world better. So get your pencil out and start doodling.


Book-a-doodle hopes to engage school pupils to read fiction. But, if you are member of a book group/circle, the templates may be the basis for fruitful discussions. And if you are a writer, the templates may even be a jumping off point for your next bestseller. More info to follow.

To be launched in 2021…

past projects

Delft Verhalenpad Delft Story Trail

An event to promote stories and nature for fete de la nature 2020. Five storytellers and a trail of fairy doors with poems by the wonderful Cicely Mary Barker.

Flash Fiction Challenge 2021

Flash Fiction Challenge 2021
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