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The Chevron Readers’ Cup

Chevron Readers' Cup Competition
We have concluded the 2023-2024 edition of this competition. The 2024-2025 edition will be launched later this year.

The competition aims to promote an ethos of fair play and teamwork along with positively managing time. It also encourages students to read mindfully, think critically, and enjoy books!

How the Competition Works

First Round

  • Teams of students are chosen by the school (maximum of 4 students per team).
  • Each school/branch may enter up to two teams in Primary (up to age 11) and up to two teams in Secondary (age 12 to 16).
  • Each school appoints one designated coordinator for the competition.
  • Schools register their teams online via the form below from 2 September 2024.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the dates for the first round per age group.
  • The closing date to register the teams is 1 October 2024.
  • You can purchase the books from Magrudy’s bookshops around the UAE. Visit their website for store locations.
  • Please Note: The first round will take place virtually.
  • The link to the first round questions, along with the virtual round procedure will be emailed to all registered teams prior to the first round.
  • The first round questions will consist of a written quiz on the three books.
  • An email will be sent to all participating schools announcing the finalists.
  • Certificates of Participation will be emailed automatically to all teams after the completion of the first round.

Final Round

  • The list of books for the final round of the Chevron Readers’ Cup 2024 is yet to be announced.
  • The 20 teams in each age group with the highest scores go head-to-head in the finals of the Chevron Readers’ Cup competition.
  • School coordinators for teams that have reached the finals will receive an email notifying them of the two additional books to be read for the final round.
  • The finals will take place during the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in late January/early February 2025.
  • In the finals, the questions will be read out and the students will write down their answers.
  • Questions will cover the two new books and feature a review of the three first round books.
  • The Prize Giving Ceremony for each age group will follow the completion of the final round held during the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in late January/early February 2025.

Please Read the Following Points Carefully

  • Schools wishing to enter students in the Arabic competition should register via the Arabic form while those entering in English should use the form below.
  • Each school can register in English and Arabic, and can enter up to two teams in each language in each age category.
  • Examples of the Chevron Readers’ Cup questions from previous years: Primary Questions and Secondary Questions.
  • The books are available from Magrudy’s bookshops around the UAE. Visit their website for store locations.

Key Dates

The Emirates LitFest will take place from 29 January – 4 February 2025.

Registration Opens 2 September 2024
Book Announcement 2 September 2024
Registration Closes 1 October 2024
First Round 28 October 2024
Final Round Late January / Early February2025

Student teams will read three books for the first round and two additional books for the final round.

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Prizes

The winners will be honoured at a Prize Giving Ceremony in late January/early February 2024. The overall first-place teams in each age group will receive:

  • A trophy for each winning school
  • A book voucher for AED 1000 for each winning team that can be used at Magrudy’s bookshops
  • A medal for each team member

The second and third place teams will be honoured at the ceremony and receive:

  • Medals for each team member
  • A voucher for AED 500 that can be used at Magrudy’s bookshops

Winners of the 2022-2024 competition.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants are welcome from the GCC (UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait). Finalists must be prepared to attend the final rounds in Dubai at their own expense.
  • Only registered teams are allowed to participate in the first round.
  • Each school can enter up to two teams of four students (maximum) per language per age group.
  • Please ensure the age of the students in the team (for each age category) is based on the closing date of the competition – 1 October 2024.
  • Team coaches undertake the responsibility of having their students take part in the virtual first round under standard exam taking conditions (including no access to the books and/or any online resources).
  • Participating teams found to have cheated during the quiz will be immediately disqualified.
  • Marking decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into with regard to these.
  • The entrants give permission for the Emirates Literature Foundation and Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to publicise photographic images of the participating students in all stages of the competition in related publicity material and activities. Schools should be aware that they might need to obtain parental consent for this.
  • The Emirates Literature Foundation is not responsible for any lost or stolen vouchers after being awarded to the school/students at the Prize Giving Ceremony.
  • Please note that participating schools which do not adhere to the said terms and conditions will be disqualified.

Please check that you have followed and agree to all the terms and conditions before submitting your registration.

Contact Us

If you have queries regarding the Chevron Readers’ Cup, please email:

Aira Anupol:
aira.anupol@emirateslitfest.com
Aliya Khan:
aliya.khan@emirateslitfest.com
Competitions Team:
competitions@emirateslitfest.com

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Enter the Competition

We have concluded the 2023-2024 edition of this competition. The 2024-2025 edition will be launched later this year.

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