Leeds Castle ‘Big 900’ Story Writing Challenge has March 5 closing date

by Lauren Abbott

Budding young writers have just a few weeks left to enter a prestigious writing competition.

The Leeds Castle big 900 story writing challenge closes to entries on March 5.

The competition is being judged by television presenter Clare Balding and was first launched last year.

Clare Balding will judge the Leeds Castle 900 writing competition
Clare Balding will judge the Leeds Castle 900 writing competition

Children are invited to write a short story between 100 and 900 words which includes the themes of castles and time travel!

Two lucky winners will each win a hamper of prizes, an overnight stay at Knight’s Glamping (for two adults and two children); a private tour of the Castle; and family tickets to the Fireworks Spectacular later this year.

The writing competition closes in March
The writing competition closes in March

The competition has two age categories - children aged five to nine and those 10-13.

Each category will be whittled down to 10 finalists who will be invited to Leeds Castle, to meet Clare Balding on May 30.

The overall winners will have the chance to return to bury their winning stories in a time capsule at the end of June.

To learn more about the competition or to register online click here or post a handwritten entry to Story Writing Competition, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL.

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