National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. It works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where up to 1 in 3 people have literacy problems. Because low literacy is intergenerational, the National Literacy Trust focuses its work on children, young people and families. Schools can find out more about the charity’s programmes, training and resources here.VISIT WEBSITE
First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people. It was founded in 2006 by Sarah and Steve Thomson with editor Nicky Cox. It has always been independently owned and have no political affiliations. It is published both print and digital editions every Friday. Ten years on, over 2 million young people nationwide read First News each week with over half of all UK schools subscribing to the paper.
For more information visit: www.firstnews.co.ukVISIT WEBSITE
The books platform Love Reading will also join the Awards as a partner for 2018. Love Reading is a unique family of websites including Lovereading.co.uk, Lovereading4Kids.co.uk and Loverreading4schools, and media channels which helps to connect writers, readers, publishers and organisations with an active and enthusiastic audience of book lovers.VISIT WEBSITE
The Reading Agency
The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. The Reading Agency works closely with its partners to develop and deliver tailored programmes to more than a million people a year of all ages and backgrounds. Among these is the Summer Reading Challenge, run with public libraries, which reached over 750,000 children in 2017. The Reading Agency's vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.VISIT WEBSITE
Young Writers has been working with schools, parents and children across the world since 1991. Their aim is to promote the enjoyment of poetry and creative writing through exciting annual competitions, producing poetry and creative writing collections and providing free resources for teachers, parents and young writers.VISIT WEBSITE
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of the Wicked Young Writer Awards. Her Royal Highness is passionate about the benefits of literacy both to children and adults alike. She regularly reads aloud to children, and meets adult readers keen to improve their reading skills. The Duchess is Patron of the National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, First Story and Beanstalk, all of which help to promote literacy.