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Chevron Readers’ Cup

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The Chevron Readers’ Cup is now closed.

What is the Chevron Readers’ Cup?

The Chevron Readers’ Cup competition involves teams of students (maximum four per team) who study four individual books written by authors attending the Festival.

The first round is held in a central location and consists of a written quiz on the four books. The 16 teams with the highest scores in each age group go head to head in the finals held during the Festival.

For examples of Readers’ Cup questions from previous years, please click here for Secondary and here for Primary.

The list of books for the Readers’ Cup are online here.

Books are available from Magrudy’s Bookshops around the UAE. Visit their website for store locations.

If you have any enquiries about the books, please contact Magrudy’s at 04 297 4321 and ask for either Bala or Prateek.

Details for the Readers’ Cup semi-finals will be emailed to you by the beginning of January 2017.

For further enquiries regarding the Readers’ Cup, please contact Competitions Manager Eman Al Hammadi at 04 355 9844 / EXT: 415

What is the prize?

All winners are honoured at the Festival. The overall winning teams in each age group receive a trophy for their school.

Who can enter?

The competition has two categories:
•    Primary Schools (up to age 11)
•    Secondary Schools (ages 12 to 16)
It is held in both Arabic and English.

How to Enter: Please read carefully

Schools wishing to enter students in the Arabic competition should register here, while those entering in English should use the form below.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

By entering the competition, entrants agree to observe the terms and conditions of the Competition, which include permission for the Festival and the sponsor to publicise photographic images of the participating students in all stages of the competition in any promotional materials. Schools and students should be aware that they might need to obtain parental consent for this.

Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to these decisions.

Please note that participating schools which do not adhere to the said terms and conditions will be disqualified.

Copyright of any material produced remains with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

How the competition will work

  • each school appoints a designated coordinator for the competition
  • teams must register online via the Festival website by 1 November 2016
  • teams of students are chosen (containing no more than four people per team)
  • each school may enter two teams per age group
  • the list of books to be read will be published by 2 November 2016
  • schools purchase the books
  • the first round will take place in a central location during the week beginning 8 January 2017
  • the sixteen top-scoring teams are identified and notified
  • these teams will be notified of the two new books to be studied for the final round
  • the teams read the new books
  • the final takes place on 9 March 2017

The Award Ceremony will follow the completion of the final round held during the 2017 Festival.


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