500 Words

18th February 2019

We would love as many of our children to enter this competition as possible! It is a wonderful way to harness a child's extensive imagination and also fuel their love for writing. If we can help in anyway please just come and talk to us. 

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 BBC Radio 2 are 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.