Competitions and Reading Champions Challenges

As part of our ongoing work to support schools, we run Reading Champions Challenges every term. These challenges are designed to encourage reading for pleasure in schools, as well as developing reading stamina and increasing reading diversity.

Reading Champions Challenges are open to and completely free for all UK schools.

With the generous support of the ALCS we are launching the National Reading Champions Quiz in 2021. Read more about our Reading Champions campaign.

Current challenges

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Connecting Stories Creative Writing Competition

We are delighted to launch an exciting creative writing competition as part of the Connecting Stories project.

Calling all young writers living in one of our 14 Hubs! We're inviting you to create a piece of creative writing on a theme unique to your location. You're welcome to write anything you like. It could be a story, letter, diary entry, news article, poem, or you could even illustrate a comic - creativity and imagination are encouraged!

See below for more information on the themes and age requirements for each Hub.

Recent challenges and competitions

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    The Reading Tree Challenge

    Join our Reading Tree challenge to promote a reading for pleasure culture in your school and encourage students to share their book recommendations.
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