The world's biggest short-story writing competition for children (500 Words) has returned for 2018. Click on the image above which will take you to BBC 2 Website.
This is your chance to have your story published and have a celebrity read your story live, on the radio. In the past, these celebrities have included David Walliams, Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockheart) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki from Thor), to name a few.
Entrants must write a fictional short story (no more than 500 words in length). This year there will be extra prizes for six winners. These prizes include a ride around the Hampton Court Palace grounds (in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car) and tea on the Thames aboard The Queen's rowbarge (Gloriana).
The winners in each age category will also receive:
Gold Winners - Chris Evans' height in books (plus 500 books for their school).
Silver Winners - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's height in books.
Bronze Winners – Winner’s own height in books.
The completion has already begun and will close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February. The Final will be broadcasted live, from Hampton Court Palace, on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Breakfast Show, on Friday 8th June.
All stories can be submitted using the online form on the BBC website. However, we will happily submit them for you, as a school. So send them in by Monday 19th February, using our office email: email@example.com