Children's Story Writing Contest

Welsh Books Council

Children's Story Writing Contest - 16 December 2020
Children's Story Writing Contest

The Books Council of Wales is delighted to support a story writing competition for Welsh primary school pupils organised by BBC Radio Cymru.

As part of World Book Day 2021 events, the station’s morning presenter Aled Hughes is calling on children to write a Welsh-language story of up to 500 words on the theme of "Y Llwybr Hud" (‘The Magic Path").

There are three categories for different ages, namely:

  • Foundation Phase, 5-7 years
  • Key stage 2a, 7-9 years
  • Key stage 2b, ages 9-11

Aled Hughes will announce the names of the winning entries on his programme in the week leading up to World Book Day on 4 March 2021, with the winners each receiving a bundle of books from the Books Council.

Helen Jones, Head of Children's Books and Reading Promotion at the Books Council, said: "World Book Day is a landmark event in our annual calendar and we are delighted to support this competition being organised by BBC Radio Cymru. They say everyone of us has a story buried inside them so this is a great opportunity to develop writing talent among the young."

Author Llio Maddocks will be judging the entries and choosing the three best stories.

To enter, schools need to send their pupils' stories to BBC Radio Cymru by the deadline of 25 January 2021 along with a completed copy of the entry form available on the Radio Cymru website.

The address for sending the stories is:

Sgwennu Stori Aled Hughes
BBC Radio Cymru
Bryn Meirion
Bangor
LL57 2BY

The pupil's pseudonym, age category and school name must be clearly marked at the top of each story, and the school will need to keep a list of the names that match the pseudonyms.

Further details including terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Radio Cymru website or you can contact the Aled Hughes programme aled@bbc.co.uk.

Pob lwc / Good luck!

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