The Charles Dickens Prize
The Dickens Fellowship continues to sponsor the Charles Dickens Prize for students in secondary schools in the United Kingdom, awarded to the best entries received in a competition administered by The English Association. The competition is open to UK students aged between 14 and 16 or students abroad who are taking UK examinations (GCSE or IGCSE). A first prize of £150 and two runner-up prizes of £50 are awarded, together with a certificate.
The winners of this year's English Association/ Dickens competition are all students at James Allen's Girls' School, Dulwich. They are as follows:
Prizes were presented by Dickens Fellowship President, Dr Tony Williams, on 21st November 2016, at the school, followed by a talk to the school sixth form by Dr Williams on 'Why we should read Dickens'.
Primary Dickens Awards
The Dickens Primary Awards for 2016 were won by:
The Parkwood Schools Federation, Gillingham, and
St. Joachim’s Catholic Primary School, London
The prizes of £250 for each school were awarded on Wednesday 25th January 2017 during a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum.