500 words winners announced

The 500 Words competition winners have been announced by Chris Evans on his breakfast show on BBC Radio 2.

The story writing competition for kids has grown in popularity year after year.

Radio DJ Chris Evans set up the competition to get children of all ages excited about reading and writing.

More than half a million pupils have written a story for the competition over the years; clocking up over 215 million words!

Ricky went to meet Chris and the other judges to find out a little more about how the winning stories are picked.

Here is the winners' list in full:

10-13 years category

Gold: Ned Marshall - e-COURTROOM.com

Silver: Clara Cowan - The Sands of Time

Bronze: Ben Bailey - The Great Cookie Quest

5-9 years category

Gold: Evie Fowler - Poor Pig's Revenge

Silver: Katie Denyer - The Grannies who Flew to the Moon

Bronze: Fergus Gathorne-Hardy- The Smoking Pipe

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