To mark the School Library Association’s birthday in 2017 a photographic competition ‘Read80’ has just been announced to celebrate reading for pleasure and the impact school libraries have.
Competitors are encouraged to take photographs that show people of any age celebrating the joy of reading anywhere and to submit them to our competition.
Submission is by upload to Instagram or Twitter with the tag #SLARead80 – all images so tagged will be automatically entered into the competition.
The competition is for entries from 1 September 2016 to Friday 23 December 2016. A selection of entries may be included as part of a celebratory publication during 2017.
There will be 2 prizes of the Reading Cloud (one for Primary and one for Secondary Schools)
“The Reading Cloud is a fantastic new online reading community designed to engage students, parents, teachers and librarians in reading for pleasure. The Reading Cloud uses the very latest technologies to really capture the imagination of students, linking real and virtual reading experiences to drive up literacy standards and develop core reading skills.”
NB Please note that the winning schools will require an existing Junior Librarian.net or an Eclipse.net hosted licence.
For individual junior and senior competitors the prize will be £80 worth of National Book Tokens to tie in with the SLA’s 80th birthday.
Full details and small print about the competition are available here – http://www.sla.org.uk/slaread80.php