BBC 500 Words


500 Words is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for

children between the ages of 5 and 13. Since the competition launched,

over 900,000 stories have been entered in the competition.


It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt

of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no

matter what their ability, experience, or background.


It’s very simple. Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme

in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be

read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity!


We are extremely proud to say that 4 of our entries made it through to the

second round of judging - only 5,000 were chosen out of 135,000 entries

this year!


Congratulations to Harry B(Y6), Olivia P-S(Y5) and Freya M(Y3)! 

You can read their stories below.


Even bigger congratulations go to Alex R (Y3) who has made it

through to the FINAL of the  competiton! Out of 135,000 entries, he is

down to the final 50! Huge congratulations, Alex! His story can be heard

below being read by actress Ell Potter laugh


               Alex's Story



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