To celebrate World Book Day, the children have all been given a £1 book token which can be exchanged for one of 10 exclusive World Book Day books, or to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. There are also many competitions which the children can enter; some are listed below. We hope that many of you will get involved!
Picture Book Competition
Children and young people aged 4 to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book on and around World Book Day with the launch of the ReadingZone WBD Picture Book Competition 2015. The competition is running in schools and libraries until Friday 24th April 2015. Winners will be announced in June.
Author and illustrator David Melling (creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss that Missed) will select the winning entries across three categories. These include: Young Creators (ages 4 to 6 years); Primary (ages 7+ years ) and Secondary (ages 11+ years).
Picture books entered for the award can be made by individuals, groups or whole classes and any media can be used. Each picture book can be up to 24 A4 pages.
Each winning school or library will receive 50 printed copies of their picture book; a selection of picture books or fiction titles, and a free author / illustrator visit for the overall winner.
Little Star Writers Poem Competition
Little Star Writers are celebrating World Book Day 2015 with a poetry competition! The winner will get a bundle of books, a place on a Little Star Writers Writing Retreat AND their poem will be published in the LSW 2015 book.
How to enter:
1) Write a poem of any length
2) The poem must be about reading or writing
3) Email your poem to email@example.com by Wednesday 4th March (remember to include your name, age and school, too!)
Make sure you send your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the deadline of Wednesday 4th March 2015.
- Your poem can be about your favourite fictional character, the importance of writing, your favourite author, how reading inspires you, the best book you have read, or anything else about reading and/or writing.
- Your poem doesn't have to rhyme (but it can if you would like it to). It can be a haiku, a limerick, an acrostic poem, a sonnet, or maybe even a song or rap.
Design a National Book Token Competition
This hugely popular drawing competition is back! Take part this year by designing a book-themed National Book Token using the template provided. A panel of judges will select a winner and runner-up in each of three age categories: up to 8 years, 9–12 years, 13–16 years. Plus, one overall winner could see their design turned into a real National Book Token and distributed to bookshops nationwide in time for Christmas!
FIRST PRIZE in each age range is:
- £250 National Book Tokens for the school
- £100 National Book Tokens for the school child
- £100 National Book Tokens for the teacher
RUNNER-UP PRIZE in each age range is:
- £150 National Book Tokens for the school
- £50 National Book Tokens for the school child
- £50 National Book Tokens for the teacher
Closing date for entries is: Friday 17 April 2015
Please see the office for a template if interested.