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Radio 2’s 500 Words 2019

Radio 2’s 500 Words 2019: What story will you be telling?

Radio 2’s 500 Words 2019: What story will you be telling?

Opening in January 2019 for its 9th year, 500 Words is one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world and is open to every 5 - 13 year old in the UK. 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. In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 800,000 short stories.

It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!

Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling. The competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue

Find out more information on the Radio 2 website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/28zgDX98FnDYbN9j1jbk4HS/500-words-2019

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