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Concorde Book Award 2018

Have you read any great books you think other people would love to read?

If you are in years 7, 8 or 9, nominate a book you think should be on the Concorde Book Award 2018 shortlist. Nominations should be fiction published in paperback since January 2015 and an excellent stand alone read you have enjoyed and would recommend.

Complete a nomination form and hand it in at any public or secondary school library in South Gloucestershire or email it to emma.fisher@southglos.gov.uk. The closing date for nominations is Friday 23 June 2017.

The Concorde Book Award 2018 shortlist will be announced in September 2017 and students can get involved by joining one of the public or school library book groups shadowing the award.

Competition: Design the official Concorde Book Award 2018 poster and win a session with a professional graphic artist

The competition to design the official poster for the Concorde Book Award 2018 is now open.  Anyone in years 7, 8 and 9 can take part.  Designs must:

  • fit on A4 (portrait)
  • include space for pictures of the 6 shortlisted book covers
  • be accompanied by a completed entry form

The prize for the winner is a session with a professional graphic artist from South Gloucestershire Council to produce the final poster which will be used to promote the award throughout schools and libraries.

Entries can be handed in to public and secondary school libraries in South Gloucestershire or emailed to emma.fisher@southglos.gov.uk. The closing date for entries is Friday 23 June 2017.

Concorde Book Award 2017

Civil rights novel ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ was voted the 2017 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people, the Concorde Book Award.

The debut novel by American author Robin Talley beat off competition from five other young people’s fiction titles to claim the coveted award. Receiving the award, Robin Talley said: “It’s an incredible thrill to receive an award that’s given out by young readers themselves. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s a part of the Concorde Book Awards, whether as an organizer or as a participant. I encourage all of the students who read and voted for these awards to keep on reading, and to keep thinking critically about the books you read. It’s a wonderful way to learn, but more importantly, it’s a lot of fun.”

The six shortlisted books were nominated by young people across South Gloucestershire and are free to borrow from any South Gloucestershire Library and free to reserve on a child or young adult card.

The Concorde Book Award is for anyone in years 7, 8 or 9 at secondary school. A really important part of the award is that young people are very involved all the way through, from choosing the long list and the winner to giving presentations at the award ceremony.


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