Prizes: Children's

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Nielsen, The Sunday Times

Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 25/01/2018

In 2017, the Awards were re-launched to include both print and e-book sales. Silver, Gold & Platinum Awards are presented to single books that have sold over 250,000, 500,000 & 1 million copies respectively. Throughout the year, awards are presented to authors that have achieved outstanding sales in the 21st Century. In January each year, The Bestsellers Awards take place, rewarding authors that have topped the sales charts in 2017.   https://youtu.be/BxYISyv8cUg

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Children's

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 15/01/2019

The Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a project delivered by Scottish Book Trust celebrating the very best Scottish picture books and encouraging reading for pleasure in homes, nurseries, primary schools and libraries across the country. The winning picture book is voted for entirely by children across Scotland. The 2019 shortlist is: Eric Makes A Splash by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury) One Button Benny by Alan Windram and illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter (Little Door) I Am Bat by Morag Hood (Macmillan) The winning title will be announced in January. Shortlisted authors and illustrators receive £500 per book, and the winner will receive £3,000.

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Costa Coffee

Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 27/06/2018
Shortlist announced: 22/11/2018
Winner(s) announced: 07/01/2019

The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres. Uniquely, the prize has five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in …

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National Book Tokens

Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 21/11/2017

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are a unique set of awards. They are the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops, with the winners voted for by booklovers. Five shortlists are chosen by booksellers across the UK & Ireland: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Children’s and Breakthrough Author. A special Readers Choice Award; voted for entirely by booklovers; and a Beautiful Book Ward; voted for entirely by booksellers, complete the set. The Book Are My Bag Readers Awards are sponsored by National Book Tokens.

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An Post

Genres / categories

Children's, International, Multi-awards

Key dates

Submissions deadline: 07/09/2018
Shortlist announced: 25/10/2018
Winner(s) announced: 27/11/2018

The An Post Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent. The Awards dinner has become the major event in the literary calendar with some of Ireland’s, and indeed the world’s, most recognised authors gathering together in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition to celebrate the success of the past year. The Awards consist of a range of categories including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry and Teen and Young …

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Waterstones

Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Prize money: £5,000

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 01/03/2018

The Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize began life back in 2005, with Stuart Hill’s fantasy The Cry of the Icemark bagging the inaugural award. The Prize now covers three key areas of children’s publishing – Picture Books, Younger Fiction and Older Fiction. Each year, of the three category winners from the 18-strong shortlist, one title will also have the honour of walking away with the overall Prize.

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Genres / categories

Children's

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 01/03/2018

The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000.

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The Bookseller / Hay Festival

Genres / categories

Children's

Prize money: £2000

Key dates

Shortlist announced: 01/03/2018
Winner(s) announced: 31/05/2018

Launched in 2014, The YA Book Prize is awarded annually to the best young adult book written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. It is the first UK and Ireland prize to specifically focus on fiction for young adults and addresses an important need for a prize in the growing YA and teen market. The prize celebrates great books for teenagers and young adults and aims to get more teens reading and buying books. Worth £2,000 to the winning author, the prize is powered by the Bookseller and is run in partnership with the Hay Festival, where …

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The Bookseller, multiple category sponsors

Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 14/05/2018

The British Book Awards or Nibbies honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. Organised by The Bookseller, it culminates in the stand-out event of the publishing year, The British Book Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel. Alongside trade accolades such as publisher of the year and book retailer of the year, The British Book Awards announces seven individual books of the year: Children’s; Debut fiction; Fiction; Crime & Thriller; Non-fiction: Lifestyle; Non-fiction: Narrative and (new in 2018) AudioBook. An overall Book of the Year is then chosen from the individual winners. Also new in 2018, The …

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Genres / categories

Children's

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 04/06/2018

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice. Thanks to the support of the publishers, over 1,000 new books are donated to be read and reviewed by our Testing Groups across the country every year, with over 150,000 total votes being cast in the process. At the end of each testing year, nearly 12,000 books are donated to hospitals, women’s refuges, nurseries and disadvantaged schools by our groups.

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Carnegie UK Trust / Arts Council England

Genres / categories

Children's

Key dates

Longlist announced: 15/02/2018
Shortlist announced: 15/03/2018
Winner(s) announced: 18/06/2018

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’ – they are the gold standard in children’s literature. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

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Genres / categories

Children's, Multi-awards

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 04/06/2018

Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) is a campaign run by the Booksellers Association and its members to celebrate independent bookshops on the high streets of the UK & Ireland. Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2017 winners were: Adult Category Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber) Children’s Category A Poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (Macmillan Children’s Books) Picture Book Category Tidy by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children’s Books)

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Genres / categories

Children's

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 02/07/2018

The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children’s books in order to: – encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high quality children’s books – promote the place of books for young people in all educational settings from nursery to key stage 4 The books selected for the award will be titles that teachers can share with pupils as part of regular classroom experience, eg to: read for pleasure in the teacher’s read aloud programme to the whole class inspire extended response from learners (through discussion, creative interaction or understanding the wider curriculum) be the …

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Genres / categories

Children's

Prize money: £2,000

Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 24/08/2018

The Kelpies Prize is an annual prize for new Scottish writing for children run by publisher Floris Books. Previous winners include Emily Illett for The Girl Who Lost her Shadow in 2017 and this years winner is Hannah Foley for the The Lost Wizard of Nine Witches Wood. 

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