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The 500 Words competition is back!

The 500 Words competition is back!

The BBC's 500 Words short story competition is back! You can enter if you're aged between 5-13 years. The competition will close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February.

Prizes for the six winners include tickets to a spectacular 500 Words Final from Hampton Court Palace, where superstar celebrities will read the winning stories live on the radio.

There is also another very special prize - 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 500 Words Final will be broadcast live from Hampton Court Palace on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Breakfast Show, on Friday 8th June.

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

There are plenty of writing tips from authors and ideas for getting started on the 500 Words website at:


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