500 Words Writing Competition 2018

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

Can you write an amazing story using no more than 500 words?500 words competition poster 2018

Do you want it read by a superstar celebrity live on the radio to nearly 10 million people?

You have to be under 13 to enter – come on Years 7 and 8!

You can enter either at home or via your English teachers.

You could win:


As well attending a spectacular 500 Words Final from Hampton Court Palace, where superstar celebrities will read the winning stories live on the radio, this year we’re introducing an extra-special prize for our 6 winners – a ride around the Hampton Court Palace grounds in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang PLUS tea on the Thames aboard Her Majesty 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 – Their own height in books

Click to open the 500 Words 2018 Poster


Click to visit their website to find out more: BBC Radio 2 500 Words Writing Competition 2018