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Leeds Castle's BIG Story Writing Challenge

Entry deadline: 6th March
Leeds Castle's Big 900 Story Writing Challenge

Children aged 5 to 13 years are invited to take part in the Leeds Castle BIG Story Writing Challenge by writing an original, fictional story of no more than 900 words.

Get creative with this year’s theme of ‘One Golden Day’. Put on your royal thinking crowns and use this golden theme to inspire you to write about anything at all, with a unique title – the more imaginative the better! Your story could be set in the past, present or future and can include anything or anyone fictional or real!

This year’s theme is inspired by an event that took place 500 years ago in 1520 when Henry VIII stayed at Leeds Castle with 5,000 of his courtiers. He was on his way to meet the King of France for a massive jamboree that has since become known as ‘The Field of Cloth of Gold’.

The 20 talented finalists will be invited to the Grand Awards Ceremony on 29th May 2020, hosted by Clare Balding in the Castle.

Deadline for entry: 6th March 2020 at 11.59pm

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