The world’s biggest short-story writing competition for kids has returned! Entry to this competition is open to children no older than 13 years on the 14th June 2019.

What are the prizes?

As well attending a spectacular 500 Words Final from Windsor Castle, where superstar celebrities will read the winning stories live on the radio, this year we’re introducing an extra-special prize – Six well-known illustrators: Helen Oxenbury, Tony Ross, Susan Varley, Jarvis, David Roberts, and Briony May Smith – will each be set the task of illustrating one the winning stories.

The winners in each age category will also receive:

Gold Winners – Chris Evans’ height in books, 500 books for their school and an invitation to visit the set of a CBBC Production.

Silver Winners – HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s height in books.

Bronze Winners – Their own height in books.

Please come and see me asap as all entries must be received by Friday 8th March.

Mrs Morroi