Our competitions are currently closed
Each year we run several competitions to encourage children to read and repsond to the selected Spark! books.
You can find information relating to our main competition below, so you have an idea of what to expect, although please note this has not yet been updated for the 2023-24 awards.
"I’m hugely impressed by the amount of time and effort that’s gone into this. As a former teacher myself, I honestly don’t know how you did it! And the way you involve the children and they receive awards and just generally expand their love of books through other art forms is amazing."
Win a Spark! trophy of your own!
Plus a book token to buy the books of your choice and have your name announced at our online award ceremony as your work is shown.
What do you have to do?
Choose your favourite shortlisted book in a category and create your own unique response.
There will be three types of entries for each age category - but be as creative as you like to capture your personal response to the book!
You could write:
A new ‘blurb’ to publish on the book cover
The opening chapter of a sequel
A diary as one of the characters
A postcard to send to a friend explaining why you like this book
A new adventure for one of the characters
A play script for an exciting part of the story
A TV interview with characters from the book
An advert to tell more pupils in school to read your favourite book
A poem inspired by the book or its themes
Or another idea of your own
Make a short film advertising the book or even acting out your favourite scene
Create your own blog, vlog or website - as yourself or a character
Design a poster that the authors might use to sell the book
Turn your story into a graphic novel or photo story
Compose a piece of music to be used as a soundtrack for the book
Learn to sign part of your book and film yourself (and maybe your friends!)
Or another idea of your own - use your IT skills to make a unique response!
Create a significant object from the book in any media you like - clay, plasticine, junk modelling...
Produce a storyboard or picture of your favourite part of the story
Recreate an illustration using your crafting skills... sewing, crochet, collage...
Create a story box or small world for one of the places in your book
Or another idea
How can you enter?
Entries will be by year group: Early Years, Years 1-2, Years 3-4 and Years 5-6.
All entries must be received by Monday 05 June 2023. Multimedia entries should be submitted via a link or attached file (clearly labelled). 3D artwork should be photographed for submission.
Please send your competition entries to email@example.com along with a completed entry form, available below:
Please note we are not able to accept whole class or year group entries from schools. Instead, we encourage teachers to choose the best entries from your school in each age category and submit these only.
What can you and your school win?
There are prizes for the best ones in each category as well as a host of smaller prizes for our runners up.
Winners’ work may be shown or read during our online award ceremony on Thursday 15 June 2023 and/or hosted on our website and social media accounts.