And the winner is…

We’re delighted to announce the winner and runners-up in our annual writing competition, run in partnership with the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway (CKG) Shadowing Scheme.

This year, over 650 children entered the competition which asked them to write a diary entry based on a day in the life of their favourite book character. The standard of entries was incredibly high, and we enjoyed reading through all the brilliant entries.

First prize went to Imogen Stewart from the Portsmouth Grammar School, whose gripping entry was based on Sea Spell by Jennifer Donnelly. We felt Imogen really captured the tone of the character and were impressed by her descriptive writing. She receives a complete set of the 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals Awards shortlist books, a tablet computer and £500 worth of books for her school library. Imogen also attended this year’s Carnegie awards ceremony. Congratulations!

Our runners-up prizes went to Lottie Cumbley from Exeter Junior School for her fantastic entry based on Mary Poppins by PL Travers; and to Owen Colyer from Oriel High School for his imaginative entry based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling.

The competition is part of ALCS’s ongoing commitment to foster an awareness of copyright among school-age children by introducing them to the concept of copyright and how it supports creativity. Our copyright teaching resources were promoted alongside the competition and are available for teachers, librarians and pupils to download for free on both the ALCS website and the CKG shadowing site.

We’d like to thank all the entrants and encourage them to continue writing! A big thank you also to all the teachers and librarians who encouraged their pupils to take part and helped get them thinking about how copyright supports their creations.

All our free copyright education resources can be downloaded here.