The World Book Day Award

Celebrate Reading for Pleasure with a chance to win up to £10,000 of books for your school library!

The World Book Day Award (WoBoD), launching today, Friday 9th January 2015, is offering you the chance to transform your school library. The winning school will receive £10,000, with a second prize of £5,000, and three runners-up will each receive £3,000 worth of books. They will also get the expert advice of a local bookseller to help make their selection.

Bestselling author, James Patterson has donated £50,000 to the WoBoD prize fund, to be split over two years. Patterson, who is passionate about encouraging children to read, and a staunch supporter of libraries will be joined on the WoBoD judging panel by presenter and author, Helen Skelton, The Sun's book columnist and author, Natasha Harding and Kirsten Grant, Director of World Book Day.

Take our Creative Challenge!

To enter, schools should 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. The winners will be announced on World Book Day 2015, Thursday 5th March. 

Find out more and enter the World Book Day Award here



Published: 09/01/2015
Audience: All Headteachers
Contact: Fiona Binns

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