World Book Day are extremely lucky to have been gifted a very generous sum of money by the bestselling author James Patterson, which they are using to fund a World Book Day Award for the next 2 years. The winning school will win £10,000 of books to transform their library, 2nd prize will be £5,000 of books and 3 runners-up will each win £3,000 of books. They will each also receive the expert advice of a local bookseller to help them make their selection of books.
To enter, schools are asked to respond to the statement ‘Why we can’t live without books’. Entries can be submitted in a range of creative formats, including in writing, art, film and photography, and by a single child or by a group. The deadline for entries is Friday 30th January, with the winner and runners-up being announced on World Book Day 2015, Thursday 5th March.
In addition to his donation to the Award, Patterson will also be involved in judging the entries. Joining him on the judging panel is: former Blue Peter presenter and author Helen Skelton; The Sun Books columnist and author, Natasha Harding; and World Book Day Director Kirsten Grant.
Full details are available here: http://worldbookday.com/wobod/