Children's Literature Awards and Competitions in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Children's Literature Awards and Competitions

Booktrust - Prizes and Awards

A guide to a wide range of awards and prizes administered by Booktrust, many for books for children and young people. Offers information about submissions, shortlists, and winners for each one.

The Branford Boase Award

An annual award for the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. Includes a history, with a guide to judging, shortlists, and winners. Run in conjunction with the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, open to young writers under the age of 19.

Children’s Book Award

Organised by the Federation of Children's Book Groups and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

The Children's Laureate

Profiles the current and previous holders of the Children's Laureate position and offers literacy resources for teachers.

Christopher Tower Poetry Prize

An annual award open to sixth-form students in the UK, that aims to discover and nurture fresh poetry talent. Includes information about the competition, current and past winners, and associated projects.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards

Presented annually by the Library Association and administered by the Youth Libraries Group of the Library Association.

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Given annually since 1967 for an outstanding work of fiction for children by a British or Commonwealth author which was first published in the UK during the preceding year.

Lancashire Book of the Year Award

The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for the 12-14 age group. The young people then read and shortlist the books before choosing the overall winner.

The Pushkin Prizes

A creative writing competition for Scots and Russian school pupils; describes their programme, how to enter, with background on Pushkin and the Russian connection, and a list of past winners.

Sheffield Children’s Book Award

Presented annually to the book chosen by the children of Sheffield as the most enjoyable.

Stockport Children's Book Award

The award celebrates excellence and originality in children’s books, and aims to raise the profile of reading for pleasure and to create a community of readers in Stockport.

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