The British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) are jointly organising a book reading competition aimed to celebrate World Book Day 2018 in Bangladesh.

World Book Day is 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 21st  year that World Book Day is being celebrated all over the world and 6th  consecutive year of this competition designed to encourage children and adults of Bangladesh 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. 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 five winners won laptops and other 95 winners won many more prizes from four different categories.

Who can participate

It is open for people of all age groups - 

•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 books are written in easy English and the stories are enjoyable for all levels of reader. Please note that, participants need not return the book after reading


The registration starts from Tuesday1 May 2018. 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 fees

BDT 400 (non- refundable)

Registration deadline

31 August 2018

Date and time of the Assessment Test 

Friday 5 October 2018 at 10 am

Registration point 

For online registration -

For offline registartion

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 20 September 2018 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 the winner

The name of the winners will appear on the British Council website on 17 March 2019.

Prize giving ceremony

Prizes will be distributed through a ceremony by April 2019. 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 90 prizes for other winners. A certificate of attendance will also be given to all participants who will take part in the test. The topper from each group will receive a laptop. For other winners, there will be attractive prizes. The group wise distribution of prizes is as follows:

Group: A - Class I - V (40 prizes including two laptops laptop for top winner)

Group: B - Class VI - VIII (20 prizes including a laptop for top winner)

Group: C - Class IX - XII (20 prizes including a laptop for top winner)

Group: D - Any adult (20 prizes including a laptop for top winner)

Further details 

For more information please contact -

British Council: 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka University Campus Office, Dhaka

Phone: 09666773377


Registration point in Dhaka

British Council                                                                    

5 Fuller Road, Dhaka

Phone: 09666773377 


Progress English Medium School

House-16, Road -1, PC Culture Housing Society

Sector-Kha, Mohammadpur, Dhaka

Mobile: 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 point in Chattogram

British Council Library


6 Sanmar Spring Garden, Level 1,

64 Jamal Khan

Chattogram 4000, Bangladesh.

Mobile: 01819381210, 01195000525



Registration point in Sylhet

UK 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



Silever Dream

Ground Floor

208 Sahid Samsul Hoque Sarok




Shahan International School

House 32, Road 1, Civil Station Road, Dhap


Phone: 052155189


Project Headway Grammar School

Angel drop 12, Uttara clinic moor, Uposhahar


Phone: 01714179492


Project Headway Grammar School

Kohinoor tower, 12-A, Majid sarani, Mollah bari moor, Sonadanga


Phone: 01777702863


CF International

597, Gafur Plaza(4th Floor)

Post Office Road, Feni Sadar


Phone: +88-0331-63353

Mobile: +88-01819141273