The ability to find possibilities, no matter the difficulties, is what Stuck-In is all about. We believe the ability to meet challenge with creativity is a gift young people bring to a world which needs new solutions, now.
The 500 Words initiative
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.
Green Jelly Bean Short Story Award, ages 9-11
4 best friends who were never bored. Each had imagination as their superpower. They played hard, they dreamt big. Two of them (pink & blue) are your judges.
Write a ‘missing’ chapter for either Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Through the Looking-Glass. You can create new characters or re-use existing characters; create new scenarios or use an existing scenario and follow on.
There is no charge for entering the competition and the closing date is Saturday, July 3rd, which is Alice’s Day in Oxford this year. The final results are expected to be announced in the first week of August.
The Lewis Carroll Society wish to encourage reading, writing and creativity across all age groups. There are three prizes of £100 each for three separate age groups – up to 16 yrs old, 16-20, over 20 yrs. Entries to be between 500 to 2000 words, depending on age.
There will be additional prizes of Chris Riddell’s new book Through the Looking- Glass and What Alice Found There for the winner and runners-ups.