Celebrate John Agard's Lifetime Achievement Award by winning a bumper book bundle

We're giving you the chance to win a set of books signed by our brand new Lifetime Achievement Award winner John Agard (plus a tote bag and other goodies!)

A photo of John Agard signing books and laughing © David Bebber and the prize you could win

John Agard photo © David Bebber

We are so excited that John Agard has won our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award - and to celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win a set of his super books!

John's fantastic poetry has been delighting children for generations, and now we're giving one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on a lovely collection of titles - signed by John!

You could win:

  • Books Make Good Pets
  • The Rainmaker Danced
  • Half-Caste
  • Einstein: The Girl Who Hated Maths
  • Hello H2O
  • My Name is Book
  • Caribbean Dozen

And that's not all, because our lucky winner will also receive one of the lovely Lifetime Achievement Award goody bags we'll be giving to guests at the ceremony!

We'll be spreading out the joy, too, as two runners-up will receive a set of books. So if you fancy getting your hands on a super prize, simply answer the question below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Tuesday, 7 December. Good luck!

Discover John Agard's books

Read our Q&A with John Agard

Why authors and illustrators love John Agard

Celebrate John Agard's Lifetime Achievement Award by winning a bumper book bundle

Which of these is a John Agard book you could win in our competition? *

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

6. There will be one winner receiving a signed set of books and a Lifetime Achievement Award goody bag and two runners-up, each receiving a set of books. The winner and runners-up will be selected at random from all eligible entries.

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. Due to the coronavirus situation, the prize will be sent out only when the prize provider is able to safely return to their office. There may be a delay before a chosen winner receives their prize.

15. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

16. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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