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500 words is back!

24 June 2020 Share

Pop up 500 Words all about creative responses to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement; and they need judges too!


Details from 500 Words

500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.

500 Words is asking children to draw on their own experiences and feelings to create a story that can be as imaginative and visionary as they want. Storytelling is a must!

From 6:30am on Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July at 11.59pm 2020, children aged between 5 and 13 to respond in whatever way they wish in no more than 500 words, in the form of a story.

The narratives we write and share matter. 500 Words is asking children to draw on their own experiences and feelings to create a story that can be as imaginative and visionary as they want. 

500 Words is inviting school teachers and librarians alongside the continuing support and academic expertise of Oxford University Press to create 500 Words: Black Lives Matter. Find out more about writing, submitting or being a judge – all the information you need is here: https://500words.me/

The age groups are as they usually are; 2 categories for 5-9 and 10-13 years. There are lots of writing tips on the OUP Owl Home to support young authors to get inspired.