Thank you for your amazingly innovative and creative entries for this year’s World Book Day Award. The time, imagination, energy and creativity that is poured into each and every entry by teachers, librarians, students, families and your wider communities is breathtaking.
We are delighted that over 70,000 children were involved in the creation of entries this year, and to see and hear that it has prompted a different approach to reading for pleasure and a bigger focus on books and stories is truly inspiring. It was incredible to see how each and every school was really flying high with reading and reaching for the stars. After much deliberation, our judges, Sir Chris Hoy (Olympic champion and author), Joanna Nadin (award-winning author), Clare Elsom (illustrator), Kirsten Grant (Director, World Book Day) and Stephen Bush (New Statesman journalist) have made their choice and the winners are below.
Here’s what the Flying Fergus team had to say about the winning entry:
‘We were all so impressed by the entry from St Francis RC Primary and their interpretation of “flying high with reading”. St Francis RC Primary took the theme and blasted off, bringing the world of stories into outer space. As authors we see stories as portals to reach the wilds of our imagination, and this was reflected in their no-limits, whole-school effort, which catered for all reading abilities and ages with unique displays and spectacular inspired details, including space passports and reading planets – truly out of this world. We cannot wait to visit!’ Chris, Jo, Clare
Click on a photo to download each entry.