About the Award

How the Award Works

Children in years 5, 6 and 7 will be invited to nominate through the website any book which they think best fits the award criteria. Once the nomination period ends, all eligible books will be whittled down by a panel of judges into a final shortlist. Schools will then have the opportunity to take part in book groups to discuss and review the shortlisted titles. Children can then pick their favourite book and vote for it through the website. The winner from these votes will be announced at the award ceremony at the Jersey Library.


Timetable

2nd July 2018 – Nominations open

26th October 2018 – Nominations close

8th January 2019 – Shortlist announced and voting opens

10th April 2019 – Closing date for voting

June 2019 – Winners announced


Award Nomination Criteria

  • Fiction published in English for the first time and between July 2017 and June 2018
  • A stand-alone novel – The first book in a new series will be accepted but no sequels.
  • The author must be from the UK, Ireland or Channel Islands (we’d like to try and get the winner over for the award ceremony so they can’t be too far away!)
  • We are looking for a captivating and engaging new book which you’d be excited to tell your friends about.