Monday, 17 March 2014


Children and young people aged 4 to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book for World Book Day, with the launch of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2014. The competition will run in schools, libraries and homes until 25th April 2014. The winners will be announced in June. Author and illustrator Guy Parker‐Rees (illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance) will select the winning entries.
There are four Award Categories, including: Young Creators (4‐6 years); Primary (7+ years) and Secondary (11+ years).
An Achievement Award will be given for the most enthusiastic ‘behind the scenes’ activities that have gone into making the picture book entries, such as the whole school getting involved, groups working well together or entrants sharing their picture books with other children.
Picture books entered for the award can be made by individuals or groups and any media can be used.
Each picture book can be up to 24 A4 pages in length; a template will be made available on 15th January, together with further tips and guidelines about making a picture book and details of how to enter picture books for the award.
Each school that enters the competition will receive a certificate and letter thanking your pupils for taking part.

The winning schools or libraries will receive 50 printed copies of their picture book and their picture books will be posted online at Prizes also include £100 worth of books for your school or library, and a free author visit for the overall winner. Click here for more info.

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