The winners of the 2013 Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award are:
- Junior Fiction – ‘I'm Dougal Trump ... and It's Not My Fault!’ by Dougal Trump with help from Jackie Marchant
- Picture Book - ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ by Giles Paley-Phillips
The overall winner of the Book Review Competition was Brodie Nichol of Newcastleton Primary School. The individual school winners are here.
Children from ten schools in the Hawick area joined invited councillors, guests and authors for the award ceremony at the Heart of Hawick on Wednesday 15th May.
Thank you to everyone who read this year's books and voted for their favourites. Shortlisted authors Sam Angus, Kristyna Litten, Giles Paley-Phillips and Siobhan Rowden travelled from far and wide to take part. Sam Angus led an informative session at Hobkirk, Kristyna Litten entranced Wilton, Giles Paley-Phillips encountered ‘Beastie Noises’ at Trinity and Siobhan Rowden had an interactive time at Stirches.
Special thanks go to Alan Brydon (Master of Ceremonies), Norman Latimer (Review Competition Judge) and Patsy Goodsir, who kindly volunteered to take photographs, creating a wonderful momento of the ceremony.
Watch this space for the books shortlisted for 2014. Happy Reading!
To find out more about the shortlisted books, click on the pictures below.