BBC Radio 2 500 Words Short Story Competition

Friday, 30 January 2015

This is the 5th year that BBC Radio 2 have hosted the 500 word story competition and it's bigger than ever. 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  (  that gives you all the infromation you need. Naturally it has all the usual stuff such as rules and terms and conditions, but it also has cool stuff such as stars reading last years winning stories, tips from top authors and judges Francesca Simon, Frank Boyce and Malories Blackman. There are inspirational ideas and Alphabot the robert to give you words to include in your story when you press his tummy. Take a look at the web site there is loads for you to listen, watch and read. The closing date is 26th February 2015.