National Non-Fiction November 2017 Competition: Winners Announced!

Design a Poster based on the theme of ‘The World Around Us’

The competition was inspired by Lots (Walker Books, 2017) written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Emily Sutton, who kindly agreed to choose the winners from the shortlist.

Open to children’s book groups, school and libraries in the UK, the challenge was to create posters which reflected the theme for National Non-Fiction November 2017. We asked for posters that celebrated the beauty of the world around us or conveyed a message about our need to take care of and protect the world. We were looking for creativity and originality, as well as powerful messages expressed in images and words.

The entries were judged according to three age groups: 5-7; 8-11; and 12 plus.

From the 470 entries received, the FCBG judges chose 25 outstanding posters which were submitted to Nicola and Emily to select the category and overall winners.

The shortlist

Congratulations to the 25 shortlisted entries:

5-7

Dhyana, Frithwood Primary (Northwood)
Jack, Gledhow Primary School (Leeds)
Jessica, Loddon Primary School (Reading)
Thomas, Loddon Primary School (Reading)
Alice, St Thomas More Primary School (Kidlington, Oxford)
Madeline, St Thomas More Primary School (Kidlington, Oxford)
Ivan, St Thomas More Primary School (Kidlington, Oxford)
Lincoln, St Thomas More Primary School (Kidlington, Oxford)
Oneli, St Thomas More Primary School (Kidlington, Oxford)
Eva, Yew Tree Primary School (Solihull)

8-12

Hester, Clayesmore Prep School (Blandford, Dorset)
Jared, Fairways Primary School (Leigh on Sea)
Nicholas and Benjamin, Fairways Primary School (Leigh on Sea)
Kuathar, Frithwood Primary School (Northwood)
Vinisha, Frithwood Primary School (Northwood)
Maeve, Gledhow Primary School (Leeds)
Antonia, Loddon Primary School (Reading)
Christian, Meadowbrook Montessori School (Bracknell)
Francesca, Petts Wood Library (Bromley)
Stas, St Mary’s CE Primary School (London)

12 plus

Vinay, Cardinal Newman (Pontypridd, Wales)
Courtney, Pembroke School (Bush, Pembroke)
Lily, Pembroke School (Bush, Pembroke)
Morgan and Dylan, Pembroke School (Bush, Pembroke)
Kieran, Sir Frederic Osborn School (Herts)

The winners

Congratulations to the category winners, each of whom will receive a bundle of Walker books for their school and a signed book by Nicola Davies for themselves.

5-7

Thomas, Loddon Primary School (Reading)

8-12

Nicholas and Benjamin, Fairways Primary School (Leigh on Sea)

12 plus

Lily, Pembroke School (Bush, Pembroke)

The overall winner

Very well done Thomas! In addition to the books, Nicola Davies will also be visiting Loddon Primary School later this year.

5-7

Thomas, Loddon Primary School (Reading)