Disney’s new family adventure Flora & Ulysses is now streaming on Disney+. To celebrate the occasion, we share an exclusive clip and invite you to submit your own story or poem to The Ulysses Writing Contest Celebrating Disney’s Flora & Ulysses.

10-year-old Flora Belle Buckman, a self-avowed cynic and lover of comic books, is just the right person to help a squirrel in need. After all, her favorite comic has prepared her for all the terrible things that can happen to a person. The squirrel — which Flora names Ulysses — has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry. As Flora teaches her poetry-writing friend what it means to be a hero, the girl’s life changes in unexpected ways.

Disney’s new family adventure Flora & Ulysses is based on the award-winning children’s novel of the same name by best-selling author Kate DiCamillo. The original movie is now streaming on Disney+.

Write Your Own Story or Poem!

A superhero squirrel that shares our name and our passion for writing? If there ever was an occasion for a writing contest, this is it. So we’re happy to present  The Ulysses Writing Contest Celebrating Disney’s Flora & Ulysses (open to US and Canada excluding Quebec).

Want to participate? Then you need to pick your team. Are you Team Ulysses with a knack for rhymes or Team Flora with a love for superhero stories? Both teams can look forward to an exciting writing prompt.

You Could Win Awesome Prizes!

This wouldn’t be a contest without awesome prizes. We found them all! Each team’s winner will receive US$ 500, the runners-up can look forward to US$ 250. Money’s cool but you want fame? Look no further! The 10 best entries of each team will be published on the Ulysses blog and be read by thousands of viewers.

The authors of the 20 best entries also are invited to listen in when best-selling author Kate DiCamillo and screenwriter and Emmy nominee Brad Copeland discuss the movie — exclusive, live, and with the opportunity for a Q&A. Additionally, all winners will get Ulysses for free for a whole year.

We are proud to announce that Kate DiCamillo and Brad Copeland have agreed to be part of the jury. They will read the 10 best entries of each team and handpick the winners themselves. Ever wanted to be read by two well-known writers? This is your chance!

Writing time!

That’s all there is to say. You’re losing precious writing time here. Find out how your poem or story can win the big one in The Ulysses Writing Contest Celebrating Disney’s Flora & Ulysses.

No purchase necessary. Contest ends March 12, 2021 (23:59) UTC+1. Open only to US and Canada (excluding Quebec); 18+. One entry per person. Winners will receive cash prizes (best poem & best story $500, runner-ups in each category $250, vouchers for Ulysses – ARV $49.99), and access to a live talk. Winning stories will be published on blog. Void where prohibited. Find full terms & conditions, including limitations and judging criteria here.