Submit Your 500 Words Story
Entries for 500 Words 2018 have now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a story.
Let your imagination run wildThe Duchess of Cornwall
Check out the wonderful prizes that you could win at the 500 Words Final, live on the Radio 2 Breakfast show on Friday 8th June.
WHO CAN ENTER 500 WORDS?
500 Words is open to any child who is aged between 5 and 13 years old on 8th June 2018, and is a full time resident of the UK.
Chris Evans created the competition to celebrate imagination and creativity - not spelling and grammar! - so all children of all abilities are invited to enter.
HOW TO ENTER
We can only accept entries that have been submitted through our online form, using a registered 500 Words account. Parents, guardians or teachers can create a SUBMITTER ACCOUNT HERE
Entrants must follow steps 1-6 on the submission form to save their story as a draft, before submitting.
Please don't leave registration to the last minute! Entries are open NOW until 7pm on Thursday 22nd February.
Stories can be copied and pasted into the submission form within the account (please read our Rules regarding this) or stories can be saved as drafts along the way.
Teachers can also save a whole class worth of drafts onto their account at once using our handy multiple uploader tool! Once happy, these can all be submitted simultaneously.
If you are submitting stories but would also like to apply to be a judge, it's best to register for a JUDGE ACCOUNT as this account will also allow you to submit entries.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once stories have been submitted entrants will be able to download a 500 Words certificate to celebrate their achievement!
We'll be in touch in March to let submitters know whether their stories have made it through the first round of judging.
All entrants will be entered into a random ballot to receive tickets to attend the 500 Words Final at Hampton Court Palace on Friday 8th June!
Get writing, and good luck!
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