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Student Presenter & Sign Carrier Information

The Forest of Reading Award ceremonies are hosted by an emcee and each year there are student presenters and sign carriers that are assigned to each book/nominee.  Applications are now open for young people to apply to be one of the lucky people to welcome the nominees to the stage.

Student Presenters: Each nominee is assigned a student presenter that will walk with them on stage, sit on stage and then get up to introduce them to the crowd.  This role is perfect for a charismatic, outgoing person who is not shy to speak in front of 1300 young people.

Sign Carriers: This is a great role for a super fan who doesn’t necessarily want to speak to a large audience.  Their role in the ceremony is to lead the nominee out and then stand behind their author/illustrator while they are seated in front of them.


Maps of the Venue – see the circled space behind the concert stage

  • May 14
  • May 15

*Student Presenter/Sign Carrier – Photo release permission form (to be brought to the stage on the day of the Festival)