500 words competition launched

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has launched a competition for kids to write a story in fewer than 500 words.

It's a chance for all young writers to get involved and create their very own short story that's no more than 500 words (about two sides of paper).

It's open everyone aged 13 or younger and there are two age categories; 10-13 and 9 and under.

Last year was the first year of the competition and 30,000 kids from all over the country took part.

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