LOCAL BOOK AWARDS
The Centurion Book Award
The Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Centurion Book Award is available to secondary school students across the region who want to award their favourite reads.
The Award began in 2009 when a group of B&NES school librarians wanted to give their students ownership of an Award scheme.
Since then, every school year begins with long list voting. B&NES librarians convene to collate the top three nominations from each school and school votes decide the winner.
The Centurion Award Ceremony is held at a local school or venue during Term 4 and the shortlisted authors are invited to attend as VIPs. Since 2009 the Award has been kindly sponsored by MLS, so that we can fund VIP visits and the cost of the award itself.
Past VIP authors include David Gatward, Marie Louise Jensen, Catherine Bruton, Sophie McKenzie and Ally Kennen.