BBC Radio 2's 500 Words

Are you a young writer, a parent or a teacher? Find out all about 500 Words, the creative writing competition for ages 5–13, and discover our top tips, activities and resources for story inspiration.
Following analysis of over 134,000 short stories submitted to the 2020 competition, the Oxford Children’s Dictionaries & Language Data team have revealed a wealth of fascinating insights into children’s language use and announced the 2020 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year. Take a look at our blog post to find out more.