Tuesday, 10 February 2015

500 Words Writing Competition

Do you love to write stories? Have you got a wild imagination? Do you love to read books? Well, this is the competition for you! For the 5th year, BBC Radio 2 are hosting the 500 word story competition and it's bigger than ever. The competition requires you to write a short story which is no more than 500 words. If you are lucky enough to be one of the national winners, the presentation will be held in St James Palace attended by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. There is a brilliant website to accompany the competition - www.bbc.co.uk/500words - that gives you all the information you need along with lots of cool stuff such as stars reading last years winning stories, tips from top authors and interviews with the judges: Francesca Simon; Frank Boyce and Malorie Blackman. There are inspirational ideas and the Alphabot (a robot that gives you words to include in your story when you press his tummy).

Take a look at the web site as there is loads for you to listen, watch and read. So, now is your chance to show off your authorial skills. Get your pens writing, good luck and happy story writing!