Oscar’s Book Prize Ltd is a private company limited by guarantee. The board is made up of James Ashton (chairman), Viveka Alvestrand, Sarah Sands, D-J Collins and Simon Pitts.

Together they are responsible for the overall management and direction of the prize and the sponsorship arrangements.

The registered address is: Lower Ground Floor, 111 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AW.

Oscar’s Book Prize is supported by Amazon, the National Literacy Trust and the Evening Standard. HRH Princess Beatrice is a patron of the prize. You can find out more about our supporters below.

 

Our Supporters

Amazon’s support of Oscar’s Book Prize forms part of Amazon in the Community, the company’s programme which supports communities across the UK, with a focus on the areas where Amazon operates. The ambition is to help children and young people succeed in today’s digital society by creating a positive learning environment, developing essential skills in literacy and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and empowering them to find and develop their career.

One of the key strands of the programme is helping children get the skills they need to excel in the digital world, including literacy, maths and technology. This includes partnering with Beanstalk to improve literacy in schools by funding reading helpers who support children who need extra help with their reading. We also donate Kindle devices and books through the Kindle Reading Fund to the schools in local areas. By supporting Oscar’s Book Prize Amazon is further encouraging children to read and enjoy books.

 

The London Evening Standard is the only quality free daily newspaper in the UK. An iconic London brand, the Standard’s paper, website and apps keep the capital up-to-date on the latest news, business, sport, features and entertainment. Edited by George Osborne, the Evening Standard is famous for its campaigning to improve life in the capital. Campaigns have included the Dispossessed Campaign, which raised over £14 million to tackle poverty and inequality and Get London Reading, a campaign to raise literacy levels for children in the capital.

The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. The charity works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 percent of people have literacy problems. The National Literacy Trust’s research and analysis make it the leading authority on literacy. Because low literacy is intergenerational, the organisation focuses its work on families, young people and children. 

Our Patron


HRH Princess Beatrice became the Royal Patron of Oscar’s Book Prize in March 2017 after helping to judge the prize the previous year.

The Princess has written publicly about her struggles with dyslexia as a child, and how the support of her parents and the magic of stories helped her fall in love with reading.

On World Book Day in 2017 she shared her reading memories in an article for the Evening Standard. Read the article in full here