I’ve just had a parent share with me on Facebook that it is coming up to the time of year when BBC Radio 2 start talking about kids writing. It’s their famous ‘500 words’ competition where children ages 5-13 can show off their writing talent. There are two age categories, 5 – 9 and 10 – 13.
The rules are pretty simple from what I gather.
- You have to be in the right age category.
- Write a story that is no longer than 500 words on anything that you want.
- Send it in to the BBC before the closing date of Thursday 25th February. The competition opens on the 18th January.
That’s about it really…
The stories will be judged on the following, so consider this when planning/writing:
Why not have a go? What’s the worst that could happen? I’d love to hear some! You may even get yours read out on Radio 2!
Check out the webiste for further information.