Readers Cup

The 2013 Readers' Cup was held at 

SJI International Elementary School

Wednesday 22 May

Thanks to both
for prizes for the winners & the audience participation Q&A


Younger Readers

1st place:      Singapore American School - 81.1 points
2nd place:    SJI International - 81.0 points
3rd place:    UWCSEA East - 76.4 points

Note the difference of just 0.1 between first and second place!

Older Readers

1st place:      SJI International - 75.9 points
2nd place:    UWCSEA Dover - 71.2  points
3rd place:     Australian International School Singapore - 69.6 points

Mature Readers

1st place:     German European School Singapore - 60.4 points
2nd place:   SJI International - 57.1 points 
3rd place:    UWCSEA East - 56.5 points

Younger Readers Category

1. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
2. Squish - Super Amoeba
3. Lulu and the Brontosaurus
4. The little refugee
5. Won ton - a cat tale told in haiku.
Picture book - Chalk.

Click on each title above to see some sample short-answer questions.
Click here to see some sample multiple choice questions.

How does the competition work?

The competition is open to all interested schools in the region who can field one team in any or all divisions (per library in the case in multi-library schools) in each of the following divisions.  It is held in May every year.
Younger Readers - Year 3, 4 & 5 / Grade 2, 3 & 4
Older Readers - Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 / Grade 4, 5, 6 & 7
Mature Readers - Year 8+ / Grade 7+ 

The event consists of three separate competitions - Younger Readers, Older Readers, and Mature Readers.

Each competition consists of:

  • 10 short-answer written quiz per Book Round, each worth 1 point
    (Note: some questions are two-part, so 1/2 point is possible.)
  • A multiple-choice written quiz with questions about all the books, each worth 1/4 point

Before the start of the competition, each team can identify one Book Round to be their "Joker Round" for which they will get double points on the short-answer questions.  NB:  The Joker Round cannot be the Picture Book (Early Years) book in the category.

The Book Rounds will also be timed. 4 minutes maximum, with 10% BONUS points if your team hands in the short-answer written quiz within 3 minutes.  So if your team got 7 answers correct and handed in the sheet within 3 minutes, you would get 7.7 points for the round, and if your team got all 10 answers correct and handed in the sheet within 3 minutes, you would get 11 points.

The multiple-choice written quiz can be filled in over the course of the whole competition -- only handed in at the end -- to be included in the final score.  Each multiple choice answer is worth 1/4 point.


The younger & older readers' teams are made up of a maximum of 6 students, the senior team has a maximum of 4 students. 

The total time of the event will be approximately 2 hours, allowing for introductions, audience trivia and judging.

Everyone is welcome to attend (to cheer on your teams).


Registration is $60 per team (payable to ISLN on or before the day) to cover cups, medals, prizes, participation certificates, gifts for judges, refreshments.

Are you wondering how to run a Readers Cup Competition? 
Follow this link to read how others have done it or intend to do it.

Click here to ready about last year's Competition

Please add your comments, ideas & suggestions