My Home in the Chilterns Story Competition

by Chalk, Cherries & Chairs


Wycombe Museum is partnering with Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Project – an ambitious five-year scheme which aims to connect local people to the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Central Chilterns, overseen by the Chilterns Conservation Board. 

This competition invites children aged 7 – 15 to create a story based on the theme of ‘My Home in the Chilterns’. Each entry should be up to 500 words. This story can be fiction or non-fiction, written or a spoken word recording.

Prizes for winning entries:

  • Having their story published in a book
  • A copy of the book with their story in
  • Discover & Make tickets for the winner & their family
  • A free Wycombe Museum schools session for the winning school

The story could focus on:

  • The Chilterns as your home in the past, present or the future
  • What does home mean to you, and how does (or doesn’t) the Chilterns fit into that?
  • What is a home in the Chilterns like, or could be in an ideal world?
  • What piece of the Chiltern’s would you take with you were you to find a new home?

Stories will be judged in four categories:

  • Non-fictional story
  • Fictional story
  • Soundscape or spoken word story
  • Poetry story

How to get involved:

If you would like your school or group to take part, request an information pack from Wycombe Museum.


Competition closes 31st March 2023

Related Events

tue14feb(feb 14)11:00 amfri17(feb 17)3:00 pmStory Competition Support Drop InFor the My Home in the Chilterns competition


Opening Hours

Wycombe Museum Galleries
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Windsor Chair Cafe
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: Open 10am – 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Open 10am – 3pm

Wycombe Museum Gardens
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 5pm

Support Us
close slider

Support Us

Get involved and help us to continue to promote a love of heritage, culture and the arts to the local and wider community for years to come.