BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition
BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition encourages kids to get creative and write their own short stories of up to 500 words.
This year, the 500 Words final will be held at the Tower of London on Friday 16 June, where all the finalists will be invited to a special live broadcast of The Breakfast Show hosted by Chris Evans.
The competition winners will be announced by some very special guests. Plus, all those attending the final will receive free entry to the Tower of London for the day.
So, what are you waiting for? Get busy writing and send in your story.
Get inspired by stories from the Tower
The Tower of London is a fantastic source of inspiration for kids to write their 500 words, with its wealth of exciting history, from enticing escapes and costly coronations, to prisoners and polar bears!
Here are four Tower stories to help kids get creative with their 500 words
For more inspiring tales from the Tower of London, visit our Kids playlist on YouTube.
In May 1533, massive crowds gathered on the streets around the Tower of London for the Coronation Procession of the new Queen, Anne Boleyn.
Could you write about a grand celebration just like this one?
These tales of prisoners from the Tower of London could be starting point for a story about kings and rebels.
Or you could write a thrilling mystery like the story of the missing Princes in the Tower.
How to enter
The competition is aimed at children between the ages of 5 to 13.
Entries are in two categories: 5-9 years and 10-13 years.
Young writers have until 7pm on Thursday 23 February 2017 to submit their stories.
To enter and for more information and Terms and Conditions, go to: bbc.co.uk/500words