Submitting your First Minister's Reading Challenge entry

If you’ve made space for reading, enjoyed an author event or have taken part in any bookish activities with children and young people, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you’ve been using our resources all year or have been doing your own thing, we want to celebrate the work you do to nurture a love of reading.

Submissions to the challenge are now open and the deadline for entries is 29 April 2021. 


Entries can be in whatever format suits your school best. This could be a piece of writing, or a film, photo diary, presentation or mind map. We can accept files as an online attachment or through Dropbox. The most important thing is that we can see the evidence of how your school has built a reading culture over the past year.

All entries are submitted online. See our step-by-step guide to submitting your entry.


The deadline for submissions to the First Minister's Reading Challenge 2020 is Thursday 29 April 2021.

You don't need to have registered at the start of the year to submit an entry. If you've been working to build a reading culture in your school, library or community group you can sign up to the First Minister's Reading Challenge any time before the deadline. 

Help and support

Check out our resources to find a detailed breakdown of what to include in your entry. We've created separate resources for primary schools, secondary schools, libraries and community groups, so you'll find the right information to suit your setting.

To hear our top tips on submitting an entry, come along to our webinar on 25 March!

In the meantime you can watch our webinar from last year below.

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