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Make a Picture Book for World Book Day

ReadingZone PictureBookLogo LrgMake a picture book for World Book Day and your school could win 50 printed copies of your winning book, £100 worth of books for your library, plus a free visit by an author or illustrator!  Visit www.ReadingZone.com for further details!

Children and young people aged four 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 resources on 15th January 2014.  The WBD 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

Competition Details

  • 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, linking with your public library etc.
  • 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 at www.ReadingZone.com . Each school that enters the competition will receive a certificate and letter thanking your pupils for taking part.

The winning schools / libraries will receive 50 printed copies of their picture book and their picture books will be posted online at www.ReadingZone.com. Prizes will also include £100 worth of books for the winning schools / libraries, and a free author visit for the overall winner.

Picture book entries will be shared by ReadingZone on Facebook (ReadingZonePictureBooks) and Twitter (#ReadingZone).  Supporters of the picture book competition include publishers Hachette Children's Books, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Templar and Walker Books, as well as authors and illustrators.   Contact: info@ReadingZone.com

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