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Weekly competitions

We are running weekly competitions for all young readers to keep them engaged and interested in literacy. Each week, we will give away a €100/£90 book voucher. Find out more below.

Week 1

12th - 16th April

Design a book cover

Week 2

19th - 23rd April

Write a short story (up to 250 words)

Week 3

26th - 30th April

Design a bookmark

Week 4

3rd - 7th May

If you could be any character from a book, who would it be and why? (up to 250 words)

Week 5

10th - 14th May

Create an advertising poster for your favourite book

Week 6

17th - 21st May

Write a book review (up to 250 words)

Please email your entries (pictures/wording) to by 2pm of each competition closing date. Winners will be announced the following Monday on our social media channels. 

Reading Heroes nominations

We are asking teachers, parents, guardians and friends to nominate their KPMG Reading Hero. The KPMG Reading Hero Award recognises a young person’s potential and rewards their love of reading.

How to nominate your Reading Hero

Tell us about your Reading Hero in 500 words or less. Your nominated Reading Hero may be a voracious reader or has completed their first book overcoming learning or language difficulties to do so. Perhaps your KPMG Reading Hero has inspired their friends to read or set themselves and/or others a reading challenge? Or maybe there’s something unique or original about their love of books and reading that you’d like to share with us. Whatever it is we’d love to hear from you.

The prize

  • The KPMG Reading Hero will receive a €200 / £180 book voucher
  • Their school will receive €1000/£900 book token and a set of the books shortlisted for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards.
  • There will be five runner up prizes of €100/£90 book tokens for each

To nominate your Reading Hero, please email your nomination to by Tuesday 27th April 2021.

For a full list of terms and conditions, see here

2020 Reading Hero Award

The KPMG Reading Hero Award for 2020 went to Harry Darcy for his overwhelming love of reading! Harry is in 5th class at Gaelscoil Moshiológ, Gorey, Co. Wexford and was nominated by his best friend Rossa Comerford.

KPMG Reading Heroes

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