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EYOR Dragon's Den Competition


Write a short proposal on your idea to link to developing a love of reading, and reading for pleasure and across the ages with older people including people living with Dementia. Length: written content no more than 1-2 A4 pages. Entries can be from a school, or an early year setting and can be written by an adult where individuals are unable to write. The entry could also include pictures or a story board to show your ideas, we welcome different ways to be able to show and tell your idea. If there are any costs to your idea, please do include costs up to £50, we cannot guarantee to fund all ideas as there is a limited funding pot of Amazon vouchers in place. A selection of different entries will be published on the Essex Year of Reading app. 

How are ideas judged? 

The idea must link to promoting a love of reading across the ages, ideas could include in-person, in-post, and virtual ways to connect across communities. We will aim to support as many different ideas as possible to happen, but may not be able to fund all. Once we have all the entries we will take into consideration different localities, ages, and stages to ensure we can fund as many ideas as possible across different areas, and from early years to further years. We are keen to hear you own ideas, but as an example, an idea could be about: • How the idea links with a local Care Home, or an Older Person Day Care Centre, community group or Memory Cafe • How the idea creates opportunities for reading across young and older • Creative based Activities All entries will receive a ‘Dragon’s Den for Dementia Awareness’ certificate for their group, class or early year setting. 

 All entries should be submitted by email no later that 5pm on Friday 27 May 2022. 

Where to send entries 

By email to​​​