Due to the success of this award winning competition, we have decided to run this event for a further year. The competition is open to all schools in Greater Manchester.
The quality of the work over the last two years has been outstanding. There is so much talent in Greater Manchester! The prizes are are also fabulous:
Kindles for the winner from each year group
A £400 library prize for the winning pupil's school
All the work of commended winners included in an anthology
Invitation to an Awards. Ceremony
Please see the submission pack for this year, including a PPT for teachers, a submission form and cover letter. Further information, including details of lesson plans and an online workshop will be available soon.
Each year, all of the stories by our winners and runnners-up are published in an anthology, and one story is produced as a video.
Click the button below to view a list of previous anthologies and videos.
Mehek (aged 10) was the winner of our first competition Trafford 500 words, with her story
The Magical Door. Her entry was selected from over 2,000 stories by the judges
2023: Cane, Oldfield Brow Primary School
Cane (aged 10) was the winner of our 2023 competition Greater Manchester 500 words, with her story
All Alone. Her entry was selected by the judges from over 2,000 stories submitted from across Greater Manchester.
If you would like more information about Manchester 500 Words, you can contact us at .
Manchester 500 Words is Supported by
SEED Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester