Looking for help? Below you can find a list of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question you would like us to answer that isn’t here, email email@example.com .uk or refer to our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.
Simply email any entries along with a signed copy of our Terms and Conditions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them to:
Short Story Competition
The Royal Mint Museum
You must include a signed copy of our Terms and Conditions with your entry. This can be done for each individual child or on behalf of a whole class. At the top of each story please be sure to note the entrants name, age and school. Details of the winning entrants will be shared publicly with the press and on our website.
No, entry is completely free.
Anyone aged eight to eleven who lives in, and is schooled or homeschooled, in the United Kingdom.
If you go to school in the United Kingdom and are aged eight to eleven you can enter individually, or through your school!
No, you can only enter one story per person.
The winner will receive a silver commemorative coin and a framed copy of their winning entry, illustrated by Welsh Illustrator Sarah Edmonds. The winner’s school will receive an award of £5,000 worth of vouchers for equipment and books to invest in their library. Four ‘highly commended’ entries will each receive a silver commemorative coin and five ‘runners-up’ will each receive a base metal commemorative coin.
We will only use your details to contact you if you are selected for the shortlist and no data will be collected for any purpose other than that relating to the competition. Details of the winning entrants, such as name, age, school and photograph will be shared publicly with the press and on our website along with the winning stories. See our terms and conditions for more information.
No, they are just ideas. You can write your story about anything at all connected with the jubilee.
You certainly can, however we will get it translated into English for the purposes of judging.
A shortlist of 50 entries will be selected by the Royal Mint Museum team. These entries will be read and evaluated by our panel of 5 judges who will select the winner, 4 highly commended entries and 5 runners up.
If you are shortlisted to receive a prize, we will contact you via your school unless you specify that you would like us to contact you differently.
The winning story will be published, and your entry will become part of the Royal Mint Museum collection, along with the other shortlisted entries. A tour and presentation for the winning entries to take place at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, South Wales, will also be arranged. If a physical presentation is not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will receive your prize by courier and a virtual presentation will be arranged. There may be interest from the media in the story, but we would discuss that with you and your guardians at the time.