The Portico Sadie Massey Awards 2023 are now open!
Don’t miss the chance to enter The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers in 2023!
There’s a range of prizes for book reviews and short stories.
This competition is completely FREE to enter. For full details visit https://www.theportico.org.uk/portico-sadie-massey-awards
DEADLINE: Midnight, Friday 24 March 2023
Competition 1: Write a short story set in the North of England
Write a story set in the North of England: based in your home, community, or somewhere further afield. Where is meaningful to you?
North of England: Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North and North East Lincolnshire, Tyne and Wear, and Yorkshire
• The person you write about can be imaginary, real, from the past, or it could even be you!
• You can write fact, fiction, or a mixture of both.
• Open to students in Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 (7 – 18 years) Winners are awarded in each Key Stage.
• The maximum word count for Key Stage 2 is 800 words, for Key Stage 3 it is 1000 words, and for Key Stage 4 & 5 it is 1,500 words
• If submitting a handwritten entry, this should be in blue or black ink (not pencil). Please ensure it is legible.
• Individuality and creativity are encouraged.
• Enter using the online form, download an entry form and email to [email protected] or post to: Ruth Estevez, Project Coordinator, The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3YH
Competition 2: Book Review
Choose any type of book you want, one you are reading for pleasure or one you are studying – it’s up to you! For example: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a graphic novel. Make sure the entire book is read and reviewed as a whole.
Open to students in Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 (7 – 18 years) Winners are awarded in each Key Stage.
The word count for Key Stage 2 should be 300 words and for all other Key Stages, 500 words.
Write your review in your own words and from your own point of view.
If submitting a handwritten entry, this should be in blue or black ink (not pencil). Please ensure it is legible.
Multiple entries from a school on the same book will be accepted but individuality helps you stand out!
Individuality and creativity are encouraged.
Enter using the online form, download an entry form and email to [email protected] or post to: Ruth Estevez, Project Coordinator, The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3YH
Everyone entering the competition this year will receive a Portico Library gift pack, including a notebook and bookmark
All schools that enter receive a copy of First in the Fight: 20 Women Who Made Manchester: by Helen Angrobus and Andrew Simcock or 100 Great Black Britons
Prizes include an invitation to adopt a Portico Library book for restoration, as well as books and gift bundles in a Portico Library Tote Bag