Sunday, May 27, 2018

500 Words Final (2016)

May 27, 2016: 

The 500 Words Final was held at the Globe Theatre in London. 500 Words is an annual short story writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13. The event was created by BBC 2's Chris Evans to get children excited about reading and writing. The Duchess of Cornwall serves as Patron and Honorary Judge for the competition. 

Nick Jonas, Tom Hiddleston, Jacob Anderson, Julie Walters, and Warwick Davis were among the celebrity presenters on hand for the event. 

Tom took to the stage to discuss his first play, The Wind in the Willows and "sang a little song about a motorcar". Tom also talks about this during one of the Emergency Lessons videos

Tom Hiddleston also read The Sands of Time written by 10-year old Clara Cowan. 

For her story, Clara Cowan won the silver prize in the 500 Words competition. The silver prize winner receives the Duchess of Cornwall's height (5'6) in books. 

Tom talking to Louisa Preston of the BBC about the positive impact of 500 Words competition, story telling, and education.

After the ceremony there was an informal reception. 


Tom Hiddleston wore his navy Alexander McQueen suit, first seen in October 2015. Along with Mykita Kaya glasses. 


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