Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

500 Words - 2018

Do you love writing?
Are you aged between 10 and 13 on the 8th of June 2018?

If yes, you can enter this year’s BBC Radio 2 500 Words short story competition!

To enter, write an original fictional story on any subject or theme in 500 words or fewer. Your story will be judged on its originality, plot, characterisation, use of language and enjoyment.

The top fifty shortlisted entrants will receive a pair of tickets to the final, which this year is to be held at Hampton Court Palace.

Six finalists will have their short story read live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 by well-known celebrities. They will also be treated to a short ride in the car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and will have breakfast canapés on board Her Majesty The Queen’s rowbarge, Gloriana.

The gold prize winner will receive Chris Evans’ height in books and 500 books for their school, so pick up your pens and start writing!

Please see Mrs Rixson in the LRC for help in submitting your entries, which must be done by 7.00 pm on Thursday 22nd February. 

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