Scottish Book Trust Awards
Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has announced that the Bookbug Hero Award and the Learning Professional Award 2020 are open for applications.
The Bookbug Hero Award has been created by Scottish Book Trust and will be run in association with Walker Books. The award will honour someone working with Bookbug who has used the programme to make a real different to the lives of the young children, families and communities they work with.
Scottish Book Trust is asking people across the country to nominate a librarian, early years worker, volunteer, health visitor, or anyone who uses Bookbug in their work for the inaugural Bookbug Hero Award. The winner will receive a bundle of picture books worth £500 from Walker Books.
Nominations are also open for the Learning Professional Award, now in its fourth year, which recognises a teacher or librarian who has had a powerful impact on the reading culture of young people and adults in their community.
School teachers and librarians across Scotland are urged to nominate inspiring colleagues who are passionate advocates of reading and writing in their place of work, for the award which will be presented at an event in April 2020. In partnership with Browns Books for Students, the winner will receive £500 worth of books for their school or library to help them continue their outstanding work.
Nominations for both awards close on 15 November, and can be made online.