A month ago, Chris Evans and the 500 WORDS judges Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Andy Stanton and Charlie Higson, and Head Judge David Walliams, met to award gold, silver and bronze medals for each category.
But 500 WORDS is about more than two brilliant stories by two talented young writers, it’s about the 74,000-plus children across Britain who sent us a story this year. Maybe it was the way he spoke about space, a knowing far-off glimmer in his eye. 'Coming Home’ By Isobel Murray Winner, under-nine category I feel odd. I have heard about the war on Mrs Brisbane’s radio.The six winning stories were read out by star guests, and the winners interviewed.