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ALCS launches annual CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway writing competition

To coincide with this month's announcement of the shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway (CKG) Medals – the UK's most prestigious children's book awards – the ALCS-sponsored CKG shadowing scheme and annual  writing competition has also now been launched.


This year's writing competition is based around books that have become films or TV shows. We're asking young shadowers to write a 'pitch' for their favourite book to share their vision of what it would be like on screen. Designed to complement the CKG's hugely popular shadowing scheme, the ALCS competition materials aim to teach schoolchildren about the connection between copyright and creativity.

Children and young people in reading groups all over the country 'shadow' the judging process by reading, discussing and reviewing the books on each shortlist selected by CILIP's panel of librarian judges. The scheme attracts thousands of reading groups across the UK and internationally – engaging tens of thousands of children and young people in reading.

The Pitch: See details of the ALCS screen-writing competition.
Read about the value of the CKG reading scheme.

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