Story Writing Competition

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The Aled Hughes program on BBC Radio Cymru presents a competition for Welsh primary school pupils. We call on pupils to write a story of no more than 500 words.

There are three categories:

Foundation Phase, which is 5–7 years old

Key stage 2a, which is 7–9 years

Key stage 2b, which is ages 9–11


The competition was officially launched on the Aled Hughes programme, on 9 April 2024. Applications will be judged on the basis of the following criteria:





enjoyment and the theme will be . . . HUD A LLEDRITH (MAGIC AND ILLUSION)

We are calling on pupils to write a story of no more than 500 words on the theme of 'Hud a Lledrith'.


Casia Wiliam will be the judge browsing through the stories and choosing the three best stories.

Note: The winners will be announced on the Aled Hughes program on 4 July 2024. The winners themselves will receive a donation from the Welsh Books Council, and digital covers will be created for the winning stories. The winning school will also receive a visit from an author. If they want to compete, pupils must send their short stories through the school (along with an application form which can be found on the Radio Cymru website or below) to Radio Cymru by the closing date.

The address is:

Sgwennu Stori Aled Hughes

BBC Radio Cymru

Bryn Meirion Bangor

LL57 2BY

Please clearly state the pupil's pseudonym, the category and the name of the school at the top of each story. The school will need to keep a list of the names that go with the pseudonyms. Make sure you have read the terms, the privacy notice, and the privacy notice for young people before entering.



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