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As part of our celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the Royal Mint Museum hosted a short-story competition open to all year five and year six primary school pupils in the United Kingdom.

Pupils were asked to write a short-story of no more than 500 words inspired by the Queen's long reign and jubilee celebrations.

The winner, runners up and highly commended stories were selected by a panel of guest judges and the winning entry was illustrated by guest artist Sarah Edmonds. You can find all their magnificent tales below.

 

Winner

Spyder by Joshua Boholst

Spyder by Joshua Boholst

A secret and surprising guest attends the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Runners up

If the Queen’s Crown Could Talk by Emily

If the Queen’s Crown Could Talk by Emily

In its case at the Tower of London the St Edward's crown remembers the coronation.

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A letter to my Lillibet by Yuvraj Waghela

A letter to my Lillibet by Yuvraj Waghela

On her Platinum Jubilee the Queen receives a mysterious letter.

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The Queen's corgis by Isobel

The Queen's corgis by Isobel

Before the Queen's Jubilee her corgis must use their magical powers to defeat a villain and save the day.

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Corgi kidnap by Harriet Hodges

Corgi kidnap by Harriet Hodges

The Queen's favourite corgi goes missing. Will she make it back home in time for the Jubilee?

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Highly commended

Coronation memories by Ffion Fearne

Coronation memories by Ffion Fearne

Zara's grandmother remembers the day of the Queen's coronation in 1953.

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The Queen's gift by Alice Patterson

The Queen's gift by Alice Patterson

When the Queen's corgis find out about the Jubilee they have an idea for the perfect present.

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The Forgotten Princess by Isabelle Cooke

The Forgotten Princess by Isabelle Cooke

A ghostly presence walks through the crowd at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Windsor by Amelia Blythe

Windsor by Amelia Blythe

Windsor the pigeon follows his dreams.

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The Queen's Dalmatian's solid gold collar by Abigail De Los Rios

The Queen's Dalmatian's solid gold collar by Abigail De Los Rios

When a precious gold collar is stolen, the Queen must do everything in her power to get it back!

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