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.
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.
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.