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The Pobble Awards 2017


by Anna Whiteley
on October 18, 2017

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Celebrating wonderful writing, exceptional effort and terrific teaching is our absolute favourite thing to do! At Pobble HQ, we’re so lucky that we get to see awesome examples of these every day.

We’re firm believers that achievements should be celebrated. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce The Pobble Awards! Your chance to thank and celebrate your writing stars (and their teachers!). There are 20 categories to choose from; enter one, or as many as you like. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pobble veteran, or just getting started!

Do you have a handwriting hero, a grammar guru, or a narrative ninja in your class? Do you have a teacher on your staff that continuously goes above and beyond to make writing ridiculously exciting in your school? Their efforts deserve to be shared and celebrated! Put them forward for a Pobble Award!


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KS1

The Pobble 36-high-5 Award
We’re continuously overwhelmed by the quality and content of writing we receive based on our Pobble365 images. This award will go to the pupil that has written an incredible piece based on a Pobble 365 prompt. Know just the person? Give them a nomination!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Writing Wizard Award
Stumbled across a piece of writing on Pobble that knocked your socks off? Were you blown away by the writing wizardry? That’s a contender for our Writing Wizard Award for sure! Share your nominations with us!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Professor H Time Travel Award
Professor H has visited many schools with his magical time travelling watch this term, but where in history did he most enjoy? Whose time travel tale Wowed him the most? Nominate your favourite time travelling Pobbler!

Sponsored by Hamilton Trust. The winner receives a book bundle from Hamilton Trust and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Narrative Ninja Award
Do you have a storyteller that rivals the best, a tale-teller that can wow the world with their narrative skills? Nominate them for The Narrative Ninja Award and celebrate their talent!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Captain of the Hooks Award
Let’s celebrate those young authors that hook you in instantly, grip you with their opening lines and make you want to read on. The Captain of the Hooks Award will go to the best hook or story starter in a piece of writing. Get your nominations in!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Petit Pobbler Award
We love to celebrate writing across all age groups. Seeing emerging writing skills is a wonderful sight! This award is specifically for a pupil in our youngest age groups. Have a nursery or reception child that’s already showing signs of being a top author in the making?

Sponsored by My Dinky Bear. The winner receives a Dinky Bear pack and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Picture Perfect Pobbler Award
Illustrations can transform a piece of writing into a work of art and these artists shouldn’t be overlooked. If you’ve got an incredible illustrator in your class who regularly transform their works with their drawing then they could be in the running for a Picture Perfect Pobbler Award!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The On-your-marks Award
Do you have a master mark maker in your class? Do their emerging writing skills show great promise? The On-your-marks Award is for the littlest of writers. Give your EYFS pupils a nomination and celebrate their achievements!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


KS2

The Captain Comment Award
Comments make the Pobble world go round, leaving comments on writing inspires and motivates massively so this award is to honour your commenting kings or queens. Do you have a pupil that overwhelms you with their commenting skills? Then this award is for them!

Sponsored by Scoop Magazine. The winner receives an annual subscription to Scoop Magazine and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Pobble Power Award
Has Pobble made a real difference to one of your students? Were they a handwriting hater before Pobble and now a budding Roald Dahl? We’re looking for a motivational story where Pobble really did make a difference to a young writer.

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Grammar Guru Award
We all know that one person who is a grammar guru, someone who knows their adverbs from their adjectives and their nouns from their pronouns. DO you have one in your class? We’re looking for the best use of grammar in a piece of writing.

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The ‘Don’t leave me hanging’ Award
You know that feeling when you get to the end of a piece of writing and it leaves you hanging, wanting more? That gasp, that wow moment! We want to celebrate these moments. Nominate a piece of writing with the best cliff-hanger and the author could win a Pobble Award!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Handwriting Hero Award
This award goes to a young writer who demonstrates perfect penmanship! Do you have a cursive king or queen in your class? Does their handwriting put most adults to shame? Then this one is for them.

Sponsored by Infinity Literacy. The winner receives goodies from Infinity Literacy and Pobble!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Persuasive Pobbler Award
Do you know a pupil that has a knack for getting people to do things? Ridiculously good at reasoning? Crazily good at convincing? We’re on the lookout for an excellent persuasive text. Nominate your most persuasive Pobbler!

Sponsored by Tagtiv8. The winner receives goodies from Tagtiv8 and Pobble!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Budding Shakespeare Award
Ever been wowed by a pupil’s poetic prowess or acting ability? Can you see them on stage reciting their works? Share your budding Shakespeare’s works with us and they could be in with a chance of winning a Pobble Award!

Sponsored by The Shakespeare School Foundation. The winner receives goodies from The Shakespeare School Foundation and Pobble!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Movie Maker Award
Is one of your pupils a Steven Spielberg in the making? From ideas to casting to creation, can they oversee a film project in style? Nominate your movie makers by sharing their storyboards, plans or videos with us.

Sponsored by A Tale Unfolds. The winner will receive a site licence for A Tale Unfolds and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


Teachers

The Social Media Magician Award
This award is made for those that love to shout about their Pobble achievements on social media. Do you have a terrific Tweeter, a Fabulous Facebooker or an Incredible Instagrammer? A teacher in your school that shares your school’s Pobble journey with the masses, increasing the excitement to the max?

Sponsored by Teachit Primary. The winner receives a free annual subscription to a Teachit site of their choice for instant access to their adaptable and trusted teaching resources and Pobble goodies too!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Wonder-Wall Award
This award is for those that showcase their schools writing to the whole school community with a Pobble display. Got a dazzling display? Send us a snap and enter the Wonder-Wall Award!

Sponsored by The Positive Teacher Company. The winner will receive goodies from The Positive Teacher Company and Pobble!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Pobble Champion of Champions
Is your school Pobble Champion the champion of champions? Do they continuously strive to make writing ridiculously exciting for your pupils? Then they deserve a nomination for the Champion of Champions!

Sponsored by Hotel Football UK. The winner receives a bed and breakfast stay in an executive room at Hotel Football and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


The Parent Power Award
The Parent Power Award is for the teachers that unleash parent power. Is your child’s teacher involving you brilliantly? Do you love getting those regular updates? Then nominate your teacher!

Sponsored by Parent Hub. The winner receives a great prize from Parent Hub and Pobble goodies!

Nominate on Twitter!

Nominate on Facebook!


How to nominate

Nominating couldn’t be simpler: Tweet us using the hashtag #PobbleAwards or post on our Facebook page with your nomination (first names only please) along with a link to their work on Pobble* if applicable. Don’t forget to mention the category you’re entering and a short description of why they should win. Submissions are also welcome via email. We’ll add them to our long list of nominations. Don’t forget your school can enter as many categories as you like!

Nominations close on Friday November 17th!


*If you haven’t published on Pobble before, then here’s how to do it.

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