National Non-Fiction November Competitions 2020

National Non-Fiction November Competitions 2020: The Planet We Share

This year we offered two competitions to coincide with The Planet We Share theme.

Key Stage 1

Our competition for young children took inspiration from M G Leonard and Daniel Rieley’s colourful eco-story The Tale of a Toothbrush (Walker Books, 2020). We invited children in KS1 (approx. ages 5-7) to draw or paint a picture of their own toothbrush and suggest one or more ways to reuse/recycle old toothbrushes. 

The winners were selected by M G Leonard and Daniel Rieley from the entries shortlisted by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups judging panel. Each winner will receive a signed copy of the picture book plus some other exciting surprises.

Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3

We invited children in KS2 (approx. ages 8-11) and KS3 (approx. ages 12-14) to write a poem based on any aspect of the theme of The Planet We Share.

The winners were selected from the FCBG judges’ shortlist by Roger Stevens, poet, author, musician and founder of the award-winning Poetry Zone website. The winners will be published on the Poetry Zone website and will each receive a copy of The Poetry Zone anthology (Troika Books, 2018) and for their school, book group or library, a copy of The Poetry Guide (Troika Books, 2020); plus some other exciting surprises.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Walker Books and Troika Books for sponsoring the competitions.