Chris Evans launches the second 500 WORDS short story competition

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30 January 2012
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imports_WRI_0-3dir2yaz-100000_66279.jpg Chris Evans launches the second 500 WORDS short story competition
The competition, for stories by writers under 13 years old, was launched this morning on Chris's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show ...
The competition, for stories by writers under 13 years old, was launched this morning on Chris's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

Last year's 500 WORDS attracted more than 30,000 entries.

Stories should be original fiction of no more than 500 words. The writers of the 50 best stories will be invited to join a live broadcast of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show from the Hay Festival on 1 June. The first prize-winners in each age group will win a pile of books as tall as Chris (1.88 metres) and 500 books for their school library, and there are second and third prize 'tower of books' as well.

There are two age categories: nine and under, and ten to 13.

Writers may submit one story only, through the website. The closing date is 1 March.

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/500words/2012/

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