BCPD Trust in collaboration with Purbachal Book Club launched their 2023 Book Reading Competition

BCPD Trust in collaboration with Purbachal Book Club has launched their 2023 competition to promote book reading among young people aged between 6 to 18. This is following the success of their 2022 book reading competition and you can follow link to read about last year’s Awards Ceremony.

The aim of this competition is to encourage young people into book reading and to help them improve their communication and presentation skills.

The funding was awarded by Luton Council’s Social Justice Unit, through BLCF, as part of the Luton Citizens’ Fund.

Contestants can read any book of their choice and make a short video between 1 to 3 minutes long summarising and presenting the book. The videos can be created using any mobile phone or digital camera device and our aim is to consider the quality of the presentation rather than the quality of the video production. Applicants are encouraged to use their creative talent to present their chosen book.

Our panel of judges will be looking for creativity, interest, and their understanding of the book. Dr Nazia Khanum OBE DL from Purbachal Book Club has kindly agreed to be the Chair of the judging panel again this year and will select a group of judges to review each entry.

Competition entry age groups

  • 6 – 10 years
  • 11 – 14 years
  • 15 – 18 years

Prizes for each age group

  • 1st Prize Winner Trophy & £50 Voucher
  • 2nd Prize Winner Trophy & £25 Voucher
  • 3rd Prize Winner Trophy & £20 Voucher
  • Judges Special Prize Winner Trophy & £15 Voucher

Entry submission requirements
All entry submission must be made by 31st July 2023 midnight via our online competition entry form. There are mystery prizes for early bird entries. All videos would be uploaded to their YouTube Channel.

There will be an awards ceremony held on Saturday 16th September 2023 (guest arrival 2.30pm) at Dallow Community Centre, 234 Dallow Road, Luton, LU11TB. There will be refreshments for all guests.

All Applicants, parents, members of the public and dignitaries will be invited to the award ceremony. The Judging Panel Chair will announce the winners and prizes would be awarded to the winning applicants by our special guest dignitaries.

If you have any queries or would like to attend the award ceremony in September 2023, please email enquiry@bcpdt.org.uk or contact one of our Trustees listed below.

  • Mr Sundar Ali BEng, CEng MIET (07930 331 591)
  • Mr Ifthekher Alom (07956 230 393)
  • Mr Shahin Uddin (07856 735 358)

 About BCPD Trust

BCPD Trust, a registered UK charity based in Luton has been inspiring young people into Education, Careers, Business and Sports since 2011.

The Trust provides KS2, KS3 and GCSE tuition classes, Sports and Social activities, Community Support, Mentoring, Advice, Information and Support for youngsters who want to achieve something in life.

This organisation is managed by experienced professionals such as Engineers, Lawyers and Training Providers who want to help the next generation from their community succeed in life. Visit BCPD Trust for more information.

About Purbachal Book Club

Purbachal Book Club, established in 2020, is an arm of Purbachal-the eastern sky – a voluntary social and cultural organisation founded in 1998. The Book Club promotes the skills of critical reading and review.

It aims to bring keen readers together to engage in stimulating group discussion and debate on particular books or articles and linked subjects.

Visit Purbachal Book Club for more information.

Our Sponsor

The funding for this competition was awarded by Luton Council’s Social Justice Unit, through BLCF, as part of the Luton Citizens’ Fund.

Visit Luton Borough Council website for more information.