Guernsey Literary Festival

The Guernsey Literary Festival Bookmark Competition attracted a total of 475 entries from all school ages. The competition was split into four age groups and the winners from each section will be printed for use during and in the run-up to the Guernsey Literary Festival.
Judge Hugh Rose was ‘very impressed by the standard’ of entries in the Guernsey Literary Festival’s Bookmark Competition. ‘It shows that we have some very talented young people in Guernsey,’ he said.
Each winner’s school received a book token for their school library and the individual winners were presented with a £25 book voucher by Tony Crawley of competition sponsors Julius Baer.
The winners were as follows:

  • Infant School winner (Years 1-2) was six-year-old Piers Leak from Vauvert
  • Winner in the Years 3-6 class was 10-year-old Harry Ellis from Beechwood
  • Winner in the Years 7-9 class was Amelia Le Prevost from Ladies College
  • The winning senior entry (Year 10+) was by Oliver McKenna (15) of Les Voies.

The competition was organised by the Guernsey Festival’s Educational Director Melanie Walton and supported by the Guille-Alles Library, the Schools Library Service, Island Mums and the Guernsey Arts Commission.

The Bookmark Competition presentation. Back row, left to right, Melanie Walton of the Guernsey Literary Festival, senior winner Oliver McKenna, Tony Crawley of sponsors Julius Baer, Head Judge Hugh Rose, and Cornelia James of the Guille Alles Library. Front row, left to right, Amelia Le Prevost, Piers Leak and Harry Ellis.


Piers Leak’s ghostly Hallowe’en-inspired design.
Harry Ellis’s space-themed design was inspired by Tim Peak.
Amelia Le Prevost’s design encourages people to find the book that suits them.
Oliver McKenna’s colourful entry was ‘striking and natural’, with more than a touch of humour.








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