Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Getting inspired for 500 words story competition!


We can't wait to read some of your brilliant stories! On the radio 2 website you will find all the information and inspiration you need, buT some of these ideas will go straight onto this blog to make it easy for you to get started!  Remember you can always ask Mrs Peterson, Mrs Heenan or Mrs Drake to give you a hand to get started or to encourage you when you think you might be stuck.
You have exactly a month to write your story so there is plenty of time to make it the best you possibly can.

Here is the website for everything you need to know: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1

If you or your parents are not quite sure what you need to do to enter the competition the details are below or just come and ask Mrs Peterson and she will help you out.

500 WORDS Competition Entry Form

Have you written a super fantastic short story? Do you want to enter the Chris Evans Breakfast Show's 500 WORDS competition?
Brilliant! Just follow the steps below to submit your story... you have until 7:00pm on Thursday 26 February 2015 to enter!

Before You Start

Before you submit your story, please check a few things:

Are You Aged between 5 and 13?

How old will you be on 29 May 2015? If you'll be between 5 and 13 then go right ahead and send us your story!
The competition has two age categories:
  • 5 - 9
  • 10 - 13
There are bronze, silver and gold prizes in each category.
You need to be at least 5 years old to enter 500 Words.

Is Your Story No More Than 500 Words?

If you haven't already, type up your story on a computer (ask a grown-up if you need help).
When you've finished your story, select it all and copy it to the computer's clipboard (CTRL + C on your keyboard).
You can then paste the words into the big box below to check how many words you've used.
Remember - you can only enter the competition once.


Do You Have Permission To Enter?

You must ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission to enter this competition. Ask them to read the rules.
When you're ready to submit your story, make sure they are nearby - you can't enter without them!
(Teachers - if you'd like to help judge this competition, please complete this form.)