Official website for 500 Words, Chris Evans' short story-writing competition for kids.

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WHAT...is 500 Words all about?

WHO...is 500 Words for?

WHO...is 500 Words for?

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HOW..to get involved in 500 Words.

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Including Honorary judge, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall

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