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ScottishPower Foundation Library Energiser – how to enter

ScottishPower Foundation Library Energiser – how to enter

Calling all bookworms!

A chance for your primary school to win with Library Energiser.

To celebrate its sponsorship of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the ScottishPower Foundation is offering primary schools across Scotland the chance to win the ultimate library makeover.

Following a pilot scheme in 2014, this year Library Energiser will be open to all primary schools across Scotland. So whether your school has a library, reading room or poetry corner, this is your opportunity to turn that space into a bookworm’s haven.

Two schools will be selected to receive a £2,000 library makeover, whether that is with a lick of paint, new furniture or a stash of the latest books. The revamped library will be officially opened by a Scottish children’s author at the school’s very own mini book festival.

Two runners up will also receive a box packed full of the latest top children’s books.

Entering the Library Energiser competition is easy – simply email a photo of your school’s current library or reading space with up to 100 words on how you’d like to transform it into the perfect reading area to libraryenergiser@stripecommunications.com.

Entries close on 26 June 2015. Please see full Terms & Conditions below.

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ScottishPower Foundation’s Library Energiser project has helped transform outdated school libraries to create welcoming reading spaces aimed at inspiring more kids to read more often.

Our Stripe bookworms on the ScottishPower team helped launch two newly ‘energised’ school libraries. Sandaig Primary School in Glasgow and Rowanfield School in Edinburgh were each awarded £2,000 to update their reading spaces.

With transformations complete, children’s author John Fardell helped us celebrate by headlining mini book festivals at each school with readings from his bestselling tales ‘The Day Louie Got Eaten’ and ‘Manfred the Baddie’.

A great tale to tell!

ScottishPower Foundation Comic Generation

ScottishPower Foundation Comic Generation

To celebrate ScottishPower Foundation’s sponsorship of this year’s Wigtown Book Festival, the Foundation is launching the Comic Generation competition. It is challenging all 11- to 25- year olds in Dumfries and Galloway to channel their inner superhero and get creative and be in with the chance of winning an Apple iPad mini.

If you want to enter, you only have to do two simple things:

1. Develop your own superhero with energy-related powers

2. Incorporate this superhero into a short story line

To help you out we have developed some examples below:

Click here to view an example of an energy-related superhero

Click here to view an example of the story maps

Once you’ve got your idea, it’s time to put pen to paper and create your own superhero and story line. Please click below for templates.

Click here to view the superhero template

Click here to view the story map template

You do not have to follow these templates if you don’t want to, but they are here for you if you want to use them. It’s up to you.

The only rules we have are that you submit a maximum of two A4 sheets and these must contain an illustration and name of your superhero, along with a description of their power and the story line. Please include your own name, age and postcode along with your entry.

Once you have created your superhero and story line, take a picture / scan your entry and send to:comicgeneration@stripecommunications.com

Alternatively, you can post your entries to:

ScottishPower Foundation Comic Generation,Stripe Communications, 86 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

If you have any questions at all please contact us at: comicgeneration@stripecommunications.com

Entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 9th November 2014.

Please click here for full terms and conditions.