The Portico Sadie Massey Awards

the awards are now finished for 2017/2018

Please note that the resources below need some updates. Keep an eye out for the new materials for 2018/2019 competition year!

Download a poster!

Grab a poster about our awards to print out and display in your school or local library.

Creative Writers!

Download a flyer to share or learn more about our Creative Writing competition for secondary schools.


Book Reviewers!

Download a flyer to share or learn more about our Book Review competition for primary and secondary schools.

Travel back in time to meet some of the most amazing people who used The Portico Library! A famous writer, a two-time prime minister, a world renowned scientist and a man obsessed with collecting words each feature in their own exciting adventure, accompanied by a 21st century, time travelling kid! 

Each year, the winners of our competitions will see their entries published in a new edition of this book, alongside the stories based on some of Manchester's local heroes and heroines!

To purchase your copy click here. All profits go The Portico Library's schools outreach activities.

Read on for more helpful resources!

All submissions must be accompanied by an entry form. Download yours here!

Find out what the judges are looking for in a great book review.

Read up on what the judges are hoping to see in your creative writing.

Download The Portico Sadie Massey Awards Certificate to congratulate talented Book Reviewers and Creative Writers!

If you want to send us some feedback you can download this evaluation form and return it to us by e-mail.