Oscar’s Book Prize
On may 15 2017, Princess Beatrice attended an award ceremony for her patronage, Oscar’s book Prize 2017. HRH gave a speech that includes her struggles about dyslexia and she presented the award. The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field (who was not in attendance) were the winners. Rachel and Jim both shared the £5,000 cheque at a reception. The book prize is set up in memory of Oscar Ashton, the son of Evening Standard columnist James Ashton. He died in 2012 at the age of three from an undetected heart condition.
Princess Beatrice said she was delighted to become a judge for the Evening Standard’s children’s book awards. The royal joins the panel for Oscar’s Book Prize, set up in memory of Oscar Ashton, the son of Evening Standard columnist James Ashton. He died in 2012 at the age of three from an undetected heart condition.
The £5,000 award, for the best first book published in 2015 for children aged five or under, pays tribute to Oscar’s love of stories.Princess Beatrice, pictured, said today: “I’m really excited to be involved as a judge for Oscar’s Book Prize. I’ve always loved picture books, so I’m looking forward to having a chance to review all the brilliant entries.”
The princess was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was younger, but overcame her reading difficulties after discovering the Harry Potter books. She joined our Get London Reading campaign in 2013. More Here