Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented every year to authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and those active in reading promotion work. It may be presented to a single recipient or to several regardless of language or nationality. It is administered by the Swedish Arts Council.
Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Awards
Annual Irish Children’s Book Awards run by Children’s Books Ireland.
The Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honour of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Carnegie medal is awarded annually to a writer of an outstanding book for children.
Costa Children’s Book Award (previously Whitbread)
The Costa book Awards have five categories which include a Children’s Book Award. They are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in the UK and Ireland.
The Kate Greenaway Medal was established for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children’s illustrations and designs. It is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
The only annual children’s book award in the UK judged by children’s authors. Previous winners include Meg Rosoff, Ted Hughes and Jacqueline Wilson.
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Every other year iBbY present the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.
Irish Book Awards
The Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children’s Books of the Year comes in a Junior and Senior category. The winners are decided through a combination of public voting and the votes of the Irish Literary Academy.
The Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Red House Children’s Book Award
The Red House Children’s Book Award is judged entirely by children from shortlist to final overall winner. The award ceremony is held annually at the Hay Festival.
Scottish Book Awards (Royal Mail)
The biggest UK children’s book prize, the Royal Mail Awards are a nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite books in 3 age group categories.
The V&A Illustration Award
The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to highlight the best boo and editorial illustration published in the UK in the previous year. Their aim is to encourage, recognize and celebrate high standards of creativity in the industry. The awards are free to enter and offer some of the most substantial financial prizes for illustration in the UK.
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is open to authors who have published no more than three books. The purpose of the prize is to uncover hidden talent in children’s writing. It is awarded annually.
WH Smith Children’s Book Award
Part of the British Book Awards (The Nibbies), the WH Smith Children’s Book of the Year is awarded annually. The shortlist is determined by the votes of WH Smith customers.