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Each week during the month of November we will run different competitions. Week one kicks off with a creative writing competition.

Creative writing competition

Reading is the most wonderful way to go on a truly epic adventure, isn’t it? And we're giving your children the chance to control the story!

Get your children to write a short story about one of the 6 MS Readathon Heroes (pictured on the right) and they could WIN an amazing prize. 

We will pick one winner each week. There are book tokens, MS Readathon swag and loads more cool stuff to be won.

To enter the competition, all your children have to do is:  

  • Choose an Avatar to write their story about (it can be the one they chose for their fundraising page or a different one! There's Pearl the Mermaid, Joan of Books the Warrior, Sir Readsalot the Knight, Bookie Monster, Cosmo the Cosmonaut and Dean the Dinosaur) 
  • Write their story, keeping it to around 350 words (and sign off their story with their full name and age!)
  • Then submit it to 

We can't wait to read your stories! 

Great Work Award 

We are asking teachers to nominate the student that they think makes the most effort, or biggest improvement throughout the reading month. This prize is not about the amount raised or the number of books read, but more about the effort and time put in to reading. We will select 2 winners in December and each winner receives a one year subscription to Nat Geo Kids as well as some cool MS Readathon swag!

Reading Buddies competition 

We know how much you guys love your reading buddies – so why not tell us all about them and be in with the chance of winning some awesome prizes for you and for them.  It could be your sister or brother, your cousin, you neighbour or your best pal at school. Tell us why you love your reading bud, what books do they like, what makes them so gosh-darn deadly!!! We will select 4 winners in December. 

Teacher’s Award 

Pssst……. we know you lot love your teachers really. Yeah they give you homework and yeah sometimes they can be a bit….shouty…but come on there’s so many of you and only one of them. We love to hear about your cool teachers. Teachers who go above and beyond, who inspire a love of reading and who are a bit whacky. Nominate your favourite teacher and they could be in with a chance of winning some fab prizes too. We’ll pick 2 winners in December.

Design an avatar competition


OK now this is PROPER exciting!! We already have 6 fab avatars who grace our website, but we reckon there’s room for one more. Here’s where you come in. We want you guys to design a new avatar to join the ranks alongside Pearl the Mermaid, Joan of Books the Warrior, Sir Readsalot the Knight, Bookie Monster, Cosmo the Cosmonaut and Dean the Dinosaur.

Flex your design skills, get creative and draw us a new avatar. Give them a name, tell us why you think they’d be a good fit for the MS Readathon, tell us all about them and give them a personality.

The winning avatar will become a feature on the website for the 2022 MS Readathon, so instead of having 6 avatars we’ll have 7, and participants like you who take part next year will be able to choose your design as their avatar. 

Not only that but the winner will get to spend some time with our creative team to explain their vision for their avatar and sign off on the finished work.


Entries to all competitions should be sent to


Everyone who takes part will receive their MS Readathon certificate of achievement as well as their MS Readathon pin

As well as these we have some fantastic rewards up for grabs this year too!


First 500 sign-ups receive a FREE MS READATHON BACKPACK

Be quick, get registering and if you are one of the first 500 to sign up, we’ll send you out a cool Ms Readathon backpack. But hurry…..once they’re gone, they’re gone!


MAJOR PRIZE: €1000 voucher for Center Parcs Ireland 

For each €150 you raise as an individual by 10th Dec you get an entry into a draw to win a €1000 voucher for Center Parcs Ireland.


The top 2 highest individual fundraisers will each receive: 

  • An iPad
  • An MS Readathon Pin
  • Personalised certificate & letter or congratulations

The competition for top spot is going to go down to the wire this year! You have until Friday 10th Dec to raise funds on your MS Readathon fundraising page and be in the running! 


18 iPads & 60 sets of wireless headphones to be won

Raise €50 for this year's MS Readathon and you could WIN one of 18 iPADS. Every €50 raised will get you another entry into the draw  

As well as this we also have 60 Wireless headphones up for grabs too

Raise €25 for this year's MS Readathon and you could WIN one of 60 sets of wireless headphones. Every €25 raised will get you another entry into the draw.

Good luck!! 


Top three highest fundraising schools will each receive

  • A Bundle of books for their library
  • Cheque presentation and professional school/class photograph


Two Extra iPads to be won with Languages Connect

We’ve teamed up for a second year with our pals at Languages Connect to help promote reading in other languages at home and who are sponsoring two extra iPads. 

To be in with a chance to win one of these, participants must raise €50 or more and read and log foreign language books (excludes English & Irish). 

Every €50 raised will get you another entry into the draw

Be sure to let us know that you’re reading in a foreign language by emailing

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