Teachers and parents: get your kids involved with the ALCS CKG writing competition!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 ALCS Carnegie and Kate Greenaway (CKG) writing competition, in conjunction with the CKG Awards shadowing scheme.

This year’s competition involves a challenge to young writers aged between 8 and 16 to think about their favourite books from a whole new perspective. We are asking them to imagine they have the opportunity to spend the day with their favourite character in a fictional land, while also thinking about the basic principles of copyright and linking creativity with ownership.

The Prizes

The winner will receive a tablet for their personal use, a selection of Carnegie and Greenaway shortlisted books and £500 worth of books for their school library. Two runners-up will also receive a selection of the Carnegie and Greenaway shortlisted books. Entrants must be signed up to the CKG shadowing scheme: details of how to do this can be found on the CKG website.

This year’s ALCS CKG writing competition closes for entries on Monday 14 September 2020. Find out how to enter here.