Chris Evans announces 500 words winners
29 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Chris Evans unveiled the results live from St James’s Palace
Stories about heroic pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer were among the winners at this year’s 500 Words competition.
Now in its fifth year, the BBC Radio 2 contest challenges under-13s to write a story about any fictional topic.
A record 120,421 entries were received, with thousands of volunteers helping to whittle down the entries.
Chris Evans unveiled the six young winners in a live broadcast from St James’s Palace.
“Every single young writer in this competition deserves a round of applause, a hats off and a whopping well done for creating such sensational stories,” he said.
“They’ve all been so moving,” said teacher Jen Morgan, who helped judge the prize. “It’s just a privilege to read some of them.”
The winners were:
10-13 years category
Gold: Amabel Smith (10) – It’s A Wide World
Silver: Hannah Sennouni (12) – Londoner Pigeon
Bronze: Lara Akhurst (11) – Blue
5-9 years category
Gold: Sofia Zambuto (9) – Fight For Life
Silver: Robyn Fielding (8) – The Word That Wouldn’t Come Out
Bronze: Emily Potts (9) – Cake Wars
The Duchess of Cornwall launched the contest at Weston Park Primary School in January
Sofia Zambuto’s gold award-winning story recounted a mother’s desperate attempt to save her family from what appears to be a …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment