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Writing Competitions

March 2021

Trafford 500 Words KS2 writing competition

Calling all KS2 students. If you are in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6, why not take part in Trafford's exciting writing competition and try to win a chance to represent St Monica`s R.C. Primary School and other fabulous prizes!

The winner from the year 3,  year 4, year 5 and year 6 categories will each receive a Kindle. The school, of the overall winner, will receive £300, in vouchers, for the school library. There will be book vouchers for all commended submissions selected by the Tier 2 judges. Kamila Shamsie (author) will be presenting at the awards’ Ceremony. All commended winners will be published in an anthology. The child, as well as the school will receive a copy of this.


All entries must be up to 500 words. 


Please click on the power point below for more information about how to write your short 500 word story, and watch the video to help you with inspiration. 



This link will take you to an online teaching video to help you with your writing:

Upcoming Writing competitions: 


Spring 2021- 


The 500 Words initiative was created by Chris Evans and first launched in 2011, celebrating its 10thanniversary in June this year and boasting an extraordinary legacy with over one million entries submitted to date. The most recent competition was turned around in less than four weeks with the backing of Virgin Radio, many of the UK’s leading publishing houses, Amazon Alexa, and WHSmith, alongside a whole host of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sport, music and more.

With ongoing support from Oxford University Press, The Reading Agency, Parents and Teachers, the future of 500 Words is bright, and we look forward to setting a new theme for the competition in 2021. We are excited to continue to provide a creative platform to hear children’s voices.

Make sure you look out for the new edition of the competition, announced in Spring 2021.

Writing Competitions

If writing competitions are for you, why not keep up to date with the most current writing competitions? 

Please click on the link below, which will take you to `The School Reading List`where you will find lists of current writing competitions and how you can take part.