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Entries to the Create competition are now closed. Winners will be revealed on the 8th October. You can still donate by clicking here.


Thank you for supporting Schoolreaders.

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Have you used time in lockdown to tap into your creativity? 

Imagine if the fun and energy that you've felt while pursuing creative projects could be used to help children who have fallen behind with their reading during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Why not enter our competition and help fund vital literacy support for children who need it? Any donation, large or small, is gratefully received but, if you can, please donate £15 - the amount it costs us to provide a weekly reading session for a child for a year.  


Our judges won’t be looking for perfection or for technical expertise. They want to see something imaginative, interesting, moving or inspiring, and to hear a few words on the story behind your creation.

Prizes as follows:

  • Painting and Drawing: An original Hugo Guinness linocut in a vintage frame

  • Photography: A framed Harry Cory Wright photographic print

  • Needlework and Textiles: A framed needlework from Thread the Word Embroidery

  • Other Creations: A personalised Emma Bridgewater teapot


The ‘creations’ of the winner and 2 runners-up from each category will feature in an exhibition in leading London art gallery, Wilson Stephens and Jones, before Christmas. 

The top 10 entrants from each category will feature in a special online exhibition on the Schoolreaders website.

We are very grateful to Wilson Stephens and Jones for their support.

All winners and runners-up will be announced on the Schoolreaders website on 8th October 2020

Judging the competition

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Our judges:

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EMMA BRIDGEWATER is the creative genius and inspired entrepreneur who brought the British pottery industry back from the brink and whose cheery china is loved around the world. 

Emma will judge our 'Other Creations' category.

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HUGO GUINNESS is a New-York based artist, famous for his linocuts. He has a second string writing for Hollywood and is best know for the Oscar-winning 'Grand Budapest Hotel'. Hugo will judge our 'Painting & Drawing' category.

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HARRY CORY WRIGHT is a landscape photographer who takes his inspiration from wild places including the coast around his Norfolk home. Harry will judge our 'Photography' category. 

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SARAH FOOT is a whizz with a needle and thread and sells her  embroidered creations - many of which are fabulous up-cyclings - via her company Thread the Word Embroidery.  Sarah will judge for our 'Needlework and Textiles' category.

If you have any questions please contact us via or telephone us on 01234 924333

Click here for our full competition Terms and Conditions

CREATE! entry form

Thank you for taking part and for supporting children's reading!

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