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 

Reading material

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.

Registration fee

BDT 400 (non- refundable)

Registration Deadline

31 August 2017

Date and Venue for Assessment Test

Friday 13 October 2017 at 10 am

Test Venue

Dhaka: Daffodil University, Prince Plaza, 4/2, Sobhan Bagh, Mirpur Road, Dhaka 1207
Other District: Contact your nearest registration point

Test Details

Group A:

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 on 22 January 2018.

Prize Giving Ceremony

Prizes will be distributed through a ceremony by February 2018. 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
Phone: 09666773377


Registration Points for Dhaka

British Council                                                                    

5 Fuller Road, Dhaka
Phone: 09666773377 

Progress English Medium School

20/8 Mannan Villa, Block C, Tajmohol Road
Mohammadpur, DhakaMobile: 01767727492

Bangladesh Skills Development 

House 2/B, Road 12, Mirpur Road, Dhaka
Phone: (02) 8110818, 8126324, 8152105

English Essence

Genetic Point 11, House 25 Road 11,Banani, Dhaka
Mobile: 01748044665

International Studies of Business and Finance (ISBF)

33, (2nd, 3rd & 5th floor) Siddheswari, New Circular Road, 
(Beside UCBL Bank building), Shantinagar Mor, Dhaka-1217
Mobile: 01677566566, 01610333121, 01610555121, 01610777121


Level 3, 19 Union Nahar Square, Sonargaon Janapath,
Sector 13, Uttara 1230.
Mobile: 01613720720, 01613720721

Registration Points for Chittagong

British Council Library

Roksana Monjil (5th Floor),
16 Jamal Khan
Phone: (031) 2851497


6 Sanmar Spring Garden, Level 1,
64 Jamal Khan
Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh.
Mobile: 01819381210, 01195000525

Registration Points for Sylhet

UUK Bangladesh Education Trust (UKBET)

House No: 08 (1st Floor), Main Road, Block C
(Opposite of South East bank Ltd.)
Shahjalal Uposhohor, Sylhet
Phone: 0821-723089, Mobile: 01717682622

English Language Academy

House # 97, Manik Pir Road, Sylhet
Mobile: 01722616562

Registration Points for Other Districts


M S English Home

Alam villa, Ramghat, Kandirpar, Comilla
Mobile: 01818931683, 01711359045


Shahan International School

House 32, Road 1, Civil Station Road, Dhap
Phone: 052155189