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We’re delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Design a National Book Token competition for World Book Day 2023! For World Book Day 2023, National Book Tokens and World Book Day encouraged children of all ages across the UK and Ireland to share their creativity – and their love for books and reading – by designing their own fabulous gift cards with the theme ‘Choosing to read’!

The winning entrants, their schools and their teachers bagged HUNDREDS of pounds worth of National Book Tokens, and the OVERALL WINNER receives a £10/€10 National Book Token to every child in their class, featuring their winning design, and the opportunity for their class to visit a bookshop, virtually or in person, to spend their National Book Tokens.

Congratulations to all our amazing winners!

Overall winner:

Congratulations to Annabel, age 8

Winners in each age category:

Up to 8 Years
Winner: Annabel, age 8 (Somerhill School, Tonbridge)
Runner-up: Morgan, age 8 (Parkside School, Cobham)

9-12 Years
Winner: Madeline, age 11 (The Magna Carta School, Staines)

Runner-up: Harsheini, age 12 (St. Raphaela’s Secondary School, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin)

13-16 Years
Winner: Alma, age 16 (St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, Sunderland)

Runner-up: Georgia, age 13 (Thurso High School, Caithness)