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The Winners!

We would like to thank all the participants for entering the contest. We were blown away with your creativity.

Here are the results:

First place – Derek Hall - "The Chrysalids" by John Wyndham.

Second place – Brian Skinner - "The Cay" by Theodore Taylor . Brian also mentioned creating accordion books for students to use as journals.

Third place – Bridget Quirk - "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary.

Thanks again to all of you who participated and for sharing your love of reading with others.

Launched November 1, 2019

Calling all members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA)!

CODE and the ATA are excited to give you a chance to win some great prizes while promoting the love of reading through social media.

Entering the contest is easy. Simply create a short video (up to 60 seconds long) sharing the name of the book you most love reading to/with your students and why. You can make the video as creative as you wish. It's all #fortheloveofreading

Books make us laugh and cry; they spark our imaginations; and open new worlds to us. Great books are one of the most powerful tools of any child’s educational journey, no matter where they live. We can’t wait to hear about favorite books for your classrooms!

Submit your video to

Then get your family and friends to vote for it on CODE's website by Dec. 31.

The winner will be announced in January.

Click here for the contest rules.


First Prize

Take off on a rail adventure with a $1,500 gift certificate generously donated by VIA Rail.


Hit the slopes in Jasper with a ski package from Merit Travel.


You are all in the driver’s seat in picking our winner! Check out the inspiring videos below, cast your vote, and don’t forget to share.

Video Contest

Bridget Quirk


408 Votes

Brian Skinner


422 Votes

Derek Hall


536 Votes

Chad Durling


355 Votes

Adrian Patty


51 Votes

Jesse Rissling


47 Votes

Thank you to our contest partners:

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