500 Words Competition 2018

Harton Primary School are, once again, promoting an exciting, nationwide competition for children aged 5-13 years called the 500 Words Competition.

500 words

The competition is run by the BBC, inviting children to write a FICTIONAL story of up to 500 words. It must be their own work and may not include work from other known stories. It can include real life characters (such as the Queen, Wayne Rooney or Guy Fawkes, for example) or characters they have created, but the events must be imagined. It can take place in historical eras such as the Stone Age or during the Fire of London, the present day or the future. All stories must be submitted in English.

The children will need to write their story at home and bring in a digital version from the computer on a memory stick (which we will return), in a named envelope with the permission slip below. We will then submit the entries on line on their behalf. Please mark the envelope with ‘500 Words Story Competition’.

There is a lot more information and inspiration online at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1 (including details of fantastic prizes)

We request that entries are brought in to school by Monday 19th February. Please contact Miss Errington if there are any queries. Or, if you prefer, you can submit your child’s entry at home via the BBC Radio 2 500 Words website by Thursday 22nd February. Happy writing!

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