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The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards recognises Irish writers and illustrators who inspire our children’s love of reading. For the first time in its thirty-year history the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards will be announced online, with all welcome to join in.

You’re invited to the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards:

Date:    Tuesday 19 May
Time:   12.00pm – 12.30pm

Tune in on YouTube Live here.

The ten shortlisted titles will compete for a total of five awards, with the winners to be announced from 12 noon on Tuesday 19 May on YouTube Live by book-loving broadcaster Rick O’Shea. A new award will also be presented – the ‘KPMG Reading Hero’, encouraging involvement from young readers across Ireland. 

Reading Heroes Nominations

Nominations are now closed for the 2020 KPMG Reading Hero Award. We will announce the results of our KPMG Reading Heroes competition on May 19 2020. In the meantime, we have weekly literacy competitions running until the end of May 2020 – see below.

The KPMG Reading Hero will receive a €200 / £180 book voucher and 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 nominated runner up.

KPMG Reading Heroes

Our weekly competition

As part of the KPMG Reading Hero campaign we are also running a weekly competition for all young readers to keep them engaged and interested in literacy. The competition prize is a €100 book voucher each week for eight weeks and we are looking for pictures/wording to be submitted (either scanned/photo) via email to ReadingHero@kpmg.ie. Please include the following details with your entry: name, age, address, school details and class.

Entries for each week's competition will close at 12:00pm Friday.

Week 1

6 -10 April

Design a bookmark

Week 2

13 - 17 April

In less than 250 words, tell us why you love reading, what does it mean to you

Week 3

20 - 24 April

In less than 250 words, explain if you could meet any character from a book who would it be and why

Week 4

27 April - 1 May

Draw your favourite character from a book

Week 5

4 - 8 May

In less than 250 words, explain if you could meet any author who would it be and why

Week 6

11 - 15 May

In less than 250 words, write a book review

Week 7

18 - 22 May

Design an advertising poster for your favourite book

Week 8

25 - 29 May

In less than 250 words, If you could be any character in a book who would it be and why

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