Oh wow! What a night! Congratulations to the wonderful James Dawson our 2014 Gold Award Winner. We loved Hollow Pike, and so it seems did all of you.
Gillian Cross and Gemma Malley were fantastic Silver and Bronze winners respectively, and Jane McLoughlin and Rachel Ward were fabulous finalists.
We said Friday 11th July was going to be EPIC and we did not lie. It was truly amazing. Over 300 people came along to hear the wonderful Teri Terry host what was an awesome night. And for a book award that is only 3 years old we could not be happier with the turn out and the participation across the year.
Huge thanks to you too, our participating schools, students and book groups. We could not run these awards without your support. 26 schools took part this year, and if you all decide to return then with the 3 new schools that have already signed up we’ll start the new ABA year in September with 29 schools. Wooooohoooooo!
Here are some of our fantastic competition winners this year:
The Get Caught Reading Winners
The Redesign the Book Cover Winners
Our Reading Passport Winner was Blythe Colquham for her wonderful and thoughtful passport. We also gave honourable mentions (and prizes) to Isobel Sherlock-Fuidge, Phoebe Ricci and Billie Ayling, whose passports were also fantastic.
Our Film/Book Trailer winners were: Megan, Natasha, Rosie and Yuxin from The Weald School for their Hollow Pike Trailer. We’d love to show it to you here but unfortunately it’s a bit too big but you can find it on our YouTube channel (click on the button at the bottom of the page).
We’ll have lots of photos from the night soon but for now here’s some photos of you lot.
All that’s left to do is to ask you to save the date for the ABAs next year:
FRIDAY 10th JULY 2015
Thank you one and all for your support this year, and we can promise that next year won’t be epic it’ll be MASSIVE!