Camilla was joined by well-known figures including actor Hugh Bonneville and television personality David Walliams who read out the bronze, silver, and gold-winning stories for each of the two age groups.BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words asks children aged 5-13 to put pen to paper and compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words.
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Harrison Jones also shared what it was like meeting Camilla.
"She was saying well done and congratulating me and saying she liked reading my story a lot," she said.
The Summer Reading Challenge gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays while Chatterbooks reading groups help build a lifelong reading habit.
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For his part, British radio host Chris Evans, who served as chair of the judging panel, described the day as "amazing.""We’re just dead straight with each other," he says of working with Camilla.
The 500 Words competition, created by Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show, is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world, and helps to get children excited about reading and writing.
These tales make great bedtime stories, and are fun for all the family.
The winners will be announced on Friday 8 June in a very exciting live show from Hampton Court Palace Every year we are amazed by the imagination and creativity of the stories we read.