Children's writing competition: 500 Words is open for entries

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18 January 2017
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Chris Evans has launched BBC Radio 2's annual writing competition for children aged 5 to 13

 

Chris Evans has launched BBC Radio 2's annual writing competition for children aged 5 to 13

This is the seventh year the 500 Words short story competition has run. When it first launched there were 30,00 entries, and in 2016 it attracted more than 123,000 entries. This year the Duchess of Cornwall will return as an honorary judge.

The judging panel of Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon will chose Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in two age categories: five to nine and ten to thirteen.

Stories should be 500 words long, on any theme. Entry to 500 Words closes on 23 February.

 

 

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