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Royal Mail Awards Review Competition

The deadline for this competition is Friday 17th December. Schools have 7 school days left to enter!

Reviews should be submitted online, and the winners will be notified in February. The first, second and third prize winners in each age category will be invited to attend the Royal Mail Award ceremony on the 22nd February in Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre and will win Waterstone’s gift cards of £25, £15 and £10 respectively. The first prize winners in each category will also win a free author event for their school from one of the Royal Mail Awards 2010 shortlisted authors.

Older pupils who have taken part in shared reading are welcome to review the 0-7 category books, equally younger pupils who are unable to write their own review of the 0-7 books can have their reviews scribed for them by an older pupil.

Review should be submitted here
All information about what should be included in the review is also on this page.

Also, if any schools are interested in registering to bring pupils to the ceremony they can apply online here:

If you have any queries please contact the Scottish Book Trust on 0131 524 0176 or email

‘Manfred the Baddie’

During the next few weeks all P1 children in Scotland will receive a free book with a message from Bookbug, the Scottish Book Trust’s Early Years Gifting Programme.
This year’s chosen book, “Manfred the Baddie” by John Fardell, won the 0-7 age category of the 2009 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books. East Lothian Council Library Services, working with the Education Department and the Scottish Book Trust, will be delivering these books to Primary 1 classes in our Authority.

In addition, from the end of November local libraries will be holding “Manfred the Baddie” FREE events, for pupils. For more details please contact your local library or visit