Reading Recognition Awards

The Reading Recognition Awards are designed to pay tribute to projects initiated within the school community that inspire a love of reading and promote the use of different resources.

List of prizes

Awarded by the Ministère

  • Pedogogical prize
  • Provincial prizes (5)

Awarded by partner organizations

  • Library services
    Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
  • Promotion of Québec literature
    Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ)
  • Promotion of reading in elementary schools
    Association québécoise des enseignantes et des enseignants du primaire (AQEP)
  • Effective practices for reading on a digital platform
    Association québécoise des utilisateurs d'outils technologiques à des fins pédagogiques et sociales (AQUOPS)
  • Promotion of the skills of Québec’s illustrators
    Illustration Québec (IQ)
  • Promotion of Québec literature
    Communication jeunesse (CJ)
  • Promotion of reading in a French as a Second Language class or a welcoming class
    Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde (AQEFLS)
  • Integration and optimal use of school library resources
    Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS)

Selection criteria

Selection committees will assess the projects in order to select those that were most involved in their community. They must have sparked the students’ interest and helped them to develop their reading skills.

More specifically, the selection committee will consider the projects based on the following elements:

  • Scope
    Projects that encourage the development of varied and long-lasting reading habits
  • Effectiveness
    Projects that help young people to develop the knowledge and strategies they need to read different types of texts on different subjects in a variety of media
  • Collaboration
    Projects that promote dialogue and partnerships between schools, families and communities
  • Entrepreneurship
    Projects that involve young people in their own personal and social development
  • Complementarity with the Québec Education Program
    Projects consistent with the educational aims and values of the Québec Education Program
  • Projects supported by research

Projects must be carried out in compliance with the Copyright Act.


Step 1 – Preparation of the candidate’s project

The students involved in the project, or the person in charge, must:

  1. prepare a description of the project in audio, video or written form
  2. where necessary, attach appendices, visual material, audio or visual files, a list of Internet addresses, etc., to better describe the project and highlight student involvement
  3. submit these materials to the administration of the school or centre

Step 2 – Consent and compliance with the Copyright Act

The person in charge of the project must ensure that:

  • that the participating student (or a holder of parental authority, where applicable) has given his or her consent to the submission and accepts that additional documents containing images (video recordings, photographs or other material) or audio recordings from which students can be identified are to be submitted to the Ministère, which will then publish them, mainly on its website
  • projects and activities comply with the Copyright Act

Contact us

Reading Recognition Awards
Direction de la formation générale des jeunes
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
600, rue Fullum, 9e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2K 4L1


Submission Deadlines: March 22th 2019.


Winning projects Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre. (in French only)

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