Primary Dickens Award Open for Entries!

Dickens Primary Award


Charles Dickens’s stories have thrilled generations, whether they’ve been read, heard or seen through television adaptations, musicals and films. Now there is an exciting chance for school children to channel their engagement with the great Victorian author into creative projects, with the opportunity to enter their work for the Charles Dickens Primary Award 2014.

This prestigious award is given to schools where children have been encouraged to enjoy Dickens’s work through a project which links regular English work with other areas of the curriculum.

Organised by The Dickens Fellowship and the English Association and supported by the Charles Dickens Museum, the winning school will receive an award of £500, with a runner up prize of £250. The judges will be looking for examples of everyday good practice as shown by originality and lively outcomes.

Previous entrants have relished their experience of being involved with the award:

“The whole project was immensely rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.”

“…it is essential that today’s children are introduced to great writers like Dickens because he writes cracking good stories, peopled with unforgettable characters.”

Why not have a go with your class?

The Charles Dickens Primary Award 2014 is open to primary schools in the UK and to any age group from EYFS to KS2, where children have been encouraged to enjoy Dickens’s work through regular classes and after-school clubs.

The final date for entries is September 10th, 2014 and the award will be announced in December, 2014. Work from September 2013 up to the final date of entry will be eligible. During the year we will let you know of any relevant activities and resources in your area.

For more information, guidance notes and entry form visit:

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