See why the 2018 final at Hampton Court Palace was one of the best yet.
Catch up on all the action from this year's final at Hampton Court Palace.
What has this year's research by the OUP revealed about children's language in 2018?
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!
Read or hear the splendid stories that have made it onto the shortlist each year.
Watch The Duchess in this year's very special launch video.
A literacy live lesson with acclaimed authors Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell Boyce.
A shout out to anyone with a little one.
David shares his tips for short-story writing.
David Walliams answers writing questions from kids.
The American musician and author tells us what to do if you're struggling for ideas.
The best-selling author talks us through how to write a short story.
The writer and 500 Words judge tells us the most important thing to remember.
Best-selling author Jojo Moyles gives some helpful advice.
Bedtime stories for kids, by kids. Presented by CBBC's Dick and Dom.
Let your imagination play.
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!
Watch clips from the annual broadcast extravaganza
Watch the best bits of the 2018 Final at Hampton Court Palace.
Amanda Abbington reads the Silver award wining story by Aoife Maddock.
Jim Broadbent reads the Silver Award winning story in the 5-9 age category.
David Walliams reads the Gold Award winning story in the 5-9 age category.