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Competitions

Download Poster for Mini Saga Competition MINI SAGA Creative Writing Competition

Closing date: 1st June 2015

Create a Mini Saga: a piece of writing which has exactly 50 words (excluding title)! It must tell a story. It needs a beginning, middle and an end. It cannot just be a description of something.

Use one of these extracts from the shortlisted books as your story title:

  • It's all just temporary
  • My predicament was all too clear, I was a ghost
  • The smell of a big animal
  • We all come from somewhere, but in a way I come from nowhere
  • She's the most powerful engine in the world
  • There were a series of beeps and a clunk and the door opened

Send entries electronically via your school librarian to nibookaward(аt)googlemail.com

Prize: £50 voucher to be spent in NO ALIBIS bookstore, Belfast

Open to all pupils age 10-14

Winner to be announced on 23rd June at the Grand Finale

Download Poster for Mini Saga Competition

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Photo Competition

Deadline: 19th June 2015

Send us a photo of you reading one of the six shortlisted books somewhere different or unusual and have hte chance of your photo being featured on the NIBA website!

Don't forget to tell us your name, year and school.

E-mail your photo to nibookaward(аt)googlemail.com

By sending us your picture you are giving us permission to use it in our promotional material. No names will be displayed.

Open to all pupils age 10-14 in participating schools.

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Download Poster for Book Trailer Competition BOOK TRAILER COMPETITION

Closing date: 19th June 2015

Using the shortlisted titles on the Northern Ireland Book Award 2015, create a book trailer for the title or titles you have really enjoyed. Your object is to encourage others to read the book.

  • Entries open to all pupils age 10-14 in NI Book Award participating schools
  • Use the trailer to try and get other pupils to read the book
  • Try not to give any spoilers!
  • Send completed trailers electronically by Friday 19th June to nibookaward(аt)googlemail.com
  • Winner announced at Grand Finale on 23rd June 2015

Download Poster for Book Trailer Competition

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