The annual nationwide contest that encourages children of all ages to share their creativity – and their love for books and reading – by designing their own fabulous gift cards!
This year, the theme of the competition was choosing to read. Children could interpret this any way they like to celebrate and communicate the joy that comes from choosing to read, as well as choosing which books to read.
The panel of judges selected a winner and runner-up in three age categories: up to 8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years.
FIRST PRIZE in each age range won:
- £350/€380 National Book Tokens for the school
- £100/€110 National Book Tokens for the pupil
All the National Book Tokens prizes will feature the winning designs!
SECOND PRIZE in each age range wins:
- £200/€220 National Book Tokens for the school
- £50 /€60 National Book Tokens for the pupil
All the National Book Tokens prizes feature the winning designs!
ONE OVERALL WINNER (chosen from the three first prize winners) also won a £10/€10 gift card in their design for every child in their class, and the opportunity for their class to visit a real bookshop, virtually or in person, to spend their National Book Tokens.
Annabel, age 8 (Somerhill School, Tonbridge)
Up to 8 years
Winner: Annabel, age 8 (Somerhill School, Tonbridge)
Runner-up: Morgan, age 8 (Parkside School, Cobham)
Winner: Madeline, age 11 (The Magna Carta School, Staines)
Runner-up: Harsheini, age 12 (St. Raphaela's Secondary School, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin)
Winner: Alma, age 16 (St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy, Sunderland)
Runner-up: Georgia, age 13 (Thurso High School, Caithness)