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Win £5,000 for your school

And the winner for 2020 is...

Thank you to everyone who spread the word about the prize and nominated a school. We received thousands of nominations and we're delighted to announce that this year's winning school is... Slade Primary School in Tonbridge! £5,000 of National Book Tokens are on their way to surprise the pupils at the beginning of term and will enable the school to buy hundreds of lovely new books from their local bookshop. Accepting their prize, they said: 

"We are thrilled and delighted to have been named as this year's winning school and are already very excited as to how we might use the prize funding to further develop a love of reading across our school. Our focus for this academic year is reading so the prize money really couldn't have come at a better time! On behalf of everyone here at Slade thank you so very much."

Congratulations, Slade Primary School!



About the prize draw


You could win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school's library – and if your entry is picked, you'll also get £100/€120 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!

Whether you work in a school or have school-aged children yourself, you'll know the importance of a good school library – and not just for learning. Studies show that reading for pleasure doesn't just give children an advantage academically; it can improve their wellbeing, too.

This year's competition has now closed. Look out for our next school's prize in 2021. 

National Book Tokens gift card

About National Book Tokens

National Book Tokens have been inspiring booklovers since 1932. We work with our charity partners at World Book Day, Book Aid International and Read for Good and through the thousands of people who give National Book Tokens as gifts and rewards to children and young adults each year – to encourage a lifelong love of reading among children everywhere.


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Plus, visit to see the winners of our Create a National Book Token Design competition. We received thousands of creative drawings, paintings, and digital artwork. Each winning pupil has won a £10/€10 National Book Token – emblazoned with their artwork – for themselves and each child in their class.


Previous Winners


  • 2020 – Stay tuned for this year's announcement

  • 2019 – Haverfordwest High VC School in Haverfordwest, Wales

    "Such wonderful news! We are delighted to have won National Book Tokens for our school library. Knowing we have supportive parents who took the time to nominate us is wonderful and reaffirms the work we do to encourage a love of reading amongst our pupils. We are very excited to purchase new books for the library. Thank you."

  • 2018 – Holly Park Primary School in London, England

    "This prize will enable us to buy a lot of books. Our English team are looking forward to going on a book buying spree!"

  • 2017 – Killermont Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland

    "We are absolutely thrilled to hear we have won these book tokens for our library! We will be able to significantly refresh our library. Last year we started the process of creating a "dyslexia friendly" section, and a graphic novel section within our library, and the tokens will give us a great boost in promoting these developments, in addition to providing new novels for the entire school." 

  • 2016 – Camperdown Primary School in Dundee, Scotland
  • 2015 – Stanley Road Primary School in Worcestershire, England
  • 2014 – Milltimber School in Aberdeen, Scotland


Terms and Conditions

1 x £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens gift cards for the nominated school
1 x £100/€120 National Book Tokens gift card for the named entrant

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Opening Date: Wednesday 6th May 2020.
    Closing date: 11:59pm, Friday 31st July 2020.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entrants may not win more than one prize, but multiple entrants may nominate the same school. 
  • For the purposes of this prize draw a 'school' is defined as any public sector or independent primary, middle or secondary school, special school, or pupil referral unit, in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., their families, employees of participating bookshops, and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • We will contact the named entrant to confirm the name and address of the school to ensure it is correct. 
  • The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered.
  • The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The Promoter will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
  • Due to the public health crisis (Covid-19), prizes may be delayed in being dispatched to winners; there may be a delay in contacting winners; there may be unavoidable issues that mean the Promoter needs to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.


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