The British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) are jointly launching a Book Reading Competition aimed at celebrating World Book Day 2017 in Bangladesh. World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators and books. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This is the 20th year that World Book Day is being celebrated all over the world and 5th consecutive year of this competition designed to encourage children and adults to explore the pleasures of book reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Since 2013, the British Council celebrates World Book Day through a nation-wide book reading campaign for children, young adults and adults in four different groups (Group A, B, C and D). The participants read a book given to them by the British Council and then attend an assessment test at the end. Last year, the top six winners won laptops and other 60 winners won many other prizes from four different categories.
Who can participate?
Anyone can take part, students and adults alike
- Group A – Class I - Class V
- Group B – Class VI - Class VIII
- Group C – Class IX - Class XII
- Group D – Any adult
The interested participants should collect a book from the British Council registration point, and at the end of the reading, there will be an assessment test. The book is written in easy English and the story is enjoyable for all levels of reader. Please note that participants need not return the book after reading.
The registration starts from Saturday 22 April 2017. Registration can be done from all British Council offices, Daffodil Education Network (DEN) and a number of other points throughout the country. Participants need to provide one passport size photograph with the printed registration form during payment.
BDT 400 (non- refundable)
31 August 2017
Date and Venue for Assessment Test
Friday 13 October 2017 at 10 am
Dhaka: Daffodil University, Prince Plaza, 4/2, Sobhan Bagh, Mirpur Road, Dhaka 1207
Other District: Contact your nearest registration point
No test is required. Participants have to choose one of the options: drawing a picture, writing a summary, description of a character or another story based on their reading material. Then send it to the British Council, 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka 1000 by 22 September 2017 mentioning their name, registration number, book name, group and contact details.
Group B, C and D:
All these groups (B, C and D) have to sit for an assessment test which contains two questions, for example: a) summary of the story or description of the characters, b) writing your views about the book reading competition/World Book Day etc.
Announcement of Winners
The name of the winners will appear on the British Council website at the end of November 2017.
Prize Giving Ceremony
Prizes will be distributed through a ceremony in December 2017. The venue and date will be announced at a later date and participants will be informed.
Prizes and Certificates
There will be six laptops for top winners and more than 60 prizes for other winners. A certificate of attendance will also be given to all participants who will take part in the test. The first winner from each group will have a laptop. For other winners, there will be attractive prizes. The group wise distribution of prizes is as follows:
Group: A - Class I - V (15 prizes including two laptops laptop for top winner)
Group: B - Class VI - VIII (15 prizes including a laptop for top winner)
Group: C - Class IX - XII (15 prizes including a laptop for top winner)
Group: D - Any adult (15 prizes including a laptop for top winner)
For more details, please contact
British Council: 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka University Campus Office, Dhaka