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Leeds Castle's Big 900 Story Writing Challenge

Children all over the UK 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 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
  • Clare's Top Tips
  • Child’s Details (Number 1)