Black lives matter 500 words

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500 Words!

A Black Lives Matter edition of 500 Words is being launched as the competition celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. This edition of the competition is for children aged 5-13 from all ethnicities and backgrounds. They are being asked to submit pieces of creative writing expressing personal experience, empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter in no more than 500 words. The judging panel will consist of Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood who will be joined by former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman OBE, actor, comedian and author Charlie Higson, children’s author Francesca Simon, and screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The competition runs from 6.30am Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July 11.59pm.

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