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Reading Heroes nominations

Would you like to nominate a young reader to win the KPMG Reading Hero Award? All over the island of Ireland are extraordinary individuals whose interest in books and reading outside of the awards is remarkable. They may be voracious readers, or may have completed their first book, overcoming learning or language difficulties to do so. The KPMG Reading Hero may have inspired their peers to get involved or may have made extraordinary efforts to engage with the activities set by their group leader. They may not be the best student or the fastest reader, but their efforts will merit reward, and we want to hear, and share, their story. The closing date for nominations to be received is April 27th, 2022. The KMPG Reading Hero Award will be awarded at the ceremony in May. If you are active on social media, you can use the hashtag #ReadingHeroes to share your reading journey

How to nominate your Reading Hero

To nominate your Reading Hero, please email your nomination to readinghero@kpmg.ie by Wednesday 27th April 2022.

For a full list of terms and conditions, see here.

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

For a full list of terms and conditions, see here

2021 Reading Hero Award

The 2021 KPMG Reading Hero Award was presented to Dean Porter, age 11, from Drumfries, Co. Donegal. Dean was nominated by his teacher, Róisín Walsh, at Scoil Naomh Pádraig, who said, ‘As soon as I read about the award, Dean popped into my mind as he is one of the most avid readers I have ever had the privilege to teach in my more than 30 years experience.’ Dean has an extraodinary passion for books and reading, a passion that has seen him through the past three years during which he has been attending Crumlin hospital in Dublin. ‘Dean had a serious operation for scoliosis and missed school for a number of months,’ said Ms Walsh. ‘However, he kept reading and kept reading and when he returned full time to the classroom, there were virtually no gaps in his education.’

Reading Hero 2021

Reading Hero KPMG 2021
KPMG Reading Heroes

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