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Design a National Book Token competition


National Book Tokens gift cardWe're excited to announce the winners of this year's Design a National Book Token competition for World Book Day 2020. National Book Tokens and World Book Day challenged young booklovers across the UK and Ireland to make their mark and design a National Book Tokens gift card with the theme of Share a Story. We judged thousands of fantastically creative designs and whittled down the entries to pick the final seven. Each winner and runner-up has won National Book Tokens for themselves, their school, and their teacher – just think of all those beautiful new books!

FIRST PRIZE in each age range wins:

  • £250/€295 National Book Tokens for the school
  • £100/€110 National Book Tokens for the child
  • £100/€110 National Book Tokens for the teacher*

SECOND PRIZE in each age range wins:

  • £150/€180 National Book Tokens for the school
  • £50 /€60 National Book Tokens for the child
  • £50 /€60 National Book Tokens for the teacher*

*If the entry was submitted by a teacher. 


This year's winners are:

Overall Winner

Samia, 10
Jameah Girls Academy, Leicester

Samia's design will be made into a real National Book Tokens gift card, available in bookshops all around the UK and Ireland in time for Christmas!

 Overall Winner

Winners and Runners-Up

Up to 8 Years

Winner: Nathan, 8, Broughton Junior School, Buckinghamshire
Runner-up: Serena, 7, Oakgrove Primary and Nursery School, Milton Keynes

9-12 Years

Winner: Samia, 10, Jameah Girls Academy, Leicester
Runner-up: Poppy, 11, Fairlands Middle School, Somerset
Runner-up: Iona, 12, Newstead Wood School, Kent

13-18 Years

Winner: Ammee, 17, Newstead Wood School, Kent
Runner-up: Napatsorn, 14, University of Birmingham School, Birmingham 



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.

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