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Leeds Castle's Big 900 Story Writing Challenge

Children all over Britain are invited to join in celebrating Leeds Castle's 900th birthday by writing a short story about Castles and Time Travel. The two winning stories picked by our judges, including renowned broadcaster and children’s author Clare Balding, will go into a time capsule to be buried by the winning children and HRH Princess Alexandra and only opened again in 100 years’ time.

Clare Balding Entries will be sought in two age brackets: 5 to 9 years and 10 to 13 years. The winning children, with their family, will be invited to a very special Awards Day here at Leeds Castle in 2019 to meet Clare Balding and will win a basket of prizes. They will also be invited to take part in the ‘time capsule’ ceremony with Royalty later in the summer.

Deadline for entry: 5th March 2019 at 12pm

  • Competition Rules
  • Child’s Details (Number 1)