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Congratulations to the winners... Haverfordwest High VC School!


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.

Our annual competition gives you the chance to nominate a school to win our massive £5,000/€5,000 National Book Tokens prize to refresh their library for generations of children to come. The winning entrant also takes home £100/€120 of National Book Tokens just for them.

You voted in your thousands in our 2019 competition, but only one school could take home the grand prize. That school, as voted for by local parent Marion D., was Haverfordwest High VC School in Pembrokeshire, Wales!


Haverfordwest High VC SchoolThis year's winners had a lovely surprise upon returning for the new term in September... £5,000 of National Book Tokens! Accepting their prize, they said:

"Such wonderful news! We are delighted to have won 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."




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.

Accepted in thousands of bookshops, online and on eBooks, National Book Tokens are the perfect way to reward and inspire.


Previous winners

 Holly Park and Killermont Primary Schools

2018 – Holly Park Primary School in London

"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

“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

2015 – Stanley Road Primary School in Worcestershire

2014 – Milltimber School in Aberdeen






Terms and conditions

Prizes: 1 x £5000/€5000 National Book Tokens for the nominated school + 1 x £100/€120 National Book Tokens gift card for the named entrant. 

  • No purchase necessary.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted, 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 closing date is Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • In the event of the winner not responding when contacted via email after 14 days,we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association, Book Tokens Ltd and employees of participating bookshops.
  • All entrants must be over the age of 13 to enter. 
  • By entering, entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd 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.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.
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