We're back in 2017, with a very special Live Lesson on launch day, the 16th January...
Watch videos from 500 Words Final, including the winning stories and music performances
Read and listen to the fantastic 500 Words finalist stories submitted over the years.
Her Royal Highness has hosted our Final, written her own story & been an Honorary Judge!
Find out more facts, infographics and analysis from the OUP, plus the word of the year!
You can use the learning resources on our website all year round!
A blog of your thoughts on all things 500 Words.
Press Alphabot's tummy for five words to help start your story-writing.
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Find out more about this competition for kids.
Get involved if you're a teacher, librarian or aged 5-13!
500 Words is all about fun...
Teacher or librarian? Sign up to judge!
Including Honorary judge, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall
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