A stand-out school is one with: book-loving messages on classroom doors or posters; where the head teacher is talking about the value of reading for pleasure; where a variety of adults are reflecting the librarian’s enthusiasm; and where kids themselves are freely discussing books and using the library, happily, voluntarily and unselfconsciously.Nicola Morgan
The CWIG Reading for Pleasure Award was founded to allow individual authors to give thanks and appreciation to schools and librarians that have made impressive efforts to promote reading for pleasure. Your vital work helps improve reading, writing and research skills as well as vocabulary and the ability to access reference materials.
If you have received an award, read on to find out how best to promote your achievement.
This year’s deadline is 13 August 2022.
Tweet! Please use #CWIGAward #readingforpleasure and mention @Soc_of_Authors and the author in any tweets. If the award is given around an annual event or local literary festival you may like to mention that, e.g. National Libraries Week, World Book Day etc. Other hashtags include #reading4pleasure, #reading, #lovetoread and #lovereading. Here are some sample tweets:
Calling all parents and pupils! We’ve won a @Soc_of_Authors #CWIGAward from @authorname for our work on #readingforpleasure
Whoop! Whoop! We’ve won a @Soc_of_Authors #CWIGAward from @authorname for our work inspiring #readingforpleasure
We would love you to send us images to use for the project, but any images you send us must be high resolution and fully rights cleared – that means:
- You must warrant that permission has been given by the subject(s), or their parent/guardian.
- You must attach permission from the copyright owner to use the pictures on the understanding that you are granting non-exclusive rights for the SoA to use them on a non-commercial basis. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in our printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.
Please let us have the photographer’s name so that we can give an appropriate credit whenever the photo is used.
For any further questions, please email [email protected].