6 October 2019





Chevron Readers’ Cup – Emirates

The Chevron Readers’ Cup is a reading competition for schools, held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Teams of four students study a selection of books to compete for the Cup. The books will include titles written by some authors attending the Festival and classic fiction for young people.

More Details

First Round:

  • Schools register their teams online via the Festival website from 8 September 2019
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including important information:
    • titles of the three books
    • certificate of participation
    • dates for the first round per Emirate (the round will take place during term 1)
  • Schools can purchase the books from Magrudy’s Bookshops online and around the UAE
  • The list of books for the Chevron Readers’ Cup 2020 can be found online here.
  • 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


  • The 20 teams in each age group with the highest scores go head to head in the finals of Chevron Readers’ Cup competition
  • School coordinators for teams which have reached the finals will receive an email notifying them of the three new books to be studied for the final round
  • In the finals, the questions will be read out and the students will write down their answers.
  • Questions will cover the three new books (books from the first round are not included in the finals(
  • The Award Ceremony for each age group will follow the completion of the final round held during the 2020 Festival

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Poetry

Required Languages

English or Arabic.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

Compitition Period.

  • Registration closes: 6 October.
  • First round: 27 October – 7 November (term 1).
    Please note the date of the first round for your Emirate – you will receive this in a confirmation email upon registration.
  • Final round: 6 February.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Teams of students are chosen (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.
  • Entrants are welcome from the GCC (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait). Finalists must be prepared to attend the final rounds in Dubai at their own expense.

Opportunity Cost


  • The winners will be honoured at the 2020 Festival.
    • A trophy for each winning school
    • Medals for each member of the winning team
    • A voucher from Magrudy’s Bookshops for AED 2000 for each winning teamThe overall first-placed teams in each age group will receive:
  • The second and third-placed teams will be honoured at the Festival 2020.

How to Apply

First Step: Create a team of four from your school.

Second Step: Please register in the form at the bottom of the page if you participate in Arabic. Participants in English must register here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Abd El-hamid Zaghloul/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team