Australia and New Zealand Children & Young Adult Book Award List A-Z

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Adelaide Festival Literary Awards -

An Adelaide Festival Literary Award is granted biennially to the best author for book in Australian children's literature.

Aurelais Awards - were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis Magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. They have four relevant categories, Best Young Adult Long Fiction Best Young Adult Short Fiction Best Children’s (8-12 Years) Long Fiction Best Children’s (8-12 Years) Illustrated Work/Picture Book- more

Australian Industry Book Awards - Two categories - Book of the Year for Younger Children and Book of the Year for Older Children

Australian Independent Booksellers- 'The Indie Awards' Chosen by Australian independent booksellers, has a Children's Book Category

 
Bilbys- Queensland Children's Choice Award- Australia

Bilby stands for Books I Love Best Yearly.The Bilby Awards are Queensland's children's choice awards. They are run by the Children's Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch) - more

Children's Book Council of Australia Awards- Australia

These annual prizes are for books with an implied readership under the age of eighteen. The Short List in each category is announced April. The winners are announced in August. They are presented in five categories - more-

Cool Awards- Australia

The COOL Awards are the children's choice book awards voted for by the younger people of the Canberra Region. The COOL Awards stands for Canberra's Own Outstanding List. It is a program run for children, allowing them to vote for their favourite book in the sections of Picture Story Book, Fiction for Younger Readers, and Fiction for Older Readers - more

Crichton Award- Australia

Aims to recognise and encourage new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. It is administered by the Victorian Branch of the CBCA and the judging panel of three is nominated and elected by the executive of the Victorian Branch - more

Environment Award- Leading Childrens Environment Book Award- Australia

The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children’s Literature was set up to help promote a sense of caring and responsibility for nature through quality Australian children's books. The rationale for the Environment Award is to create positive attitudes towards and understanding of, the natural environment. It was established in 1995 -more

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature - Awarded as part of the NSW Premiers Awards

Koalas -Australia

The KOALA's, Kids Own Australian Literature Awards Inc. are annual awards made by young readers in NSW to the Australian books they have most enjoyed reading during that year.

Students are invited to nominate their favourite Australian book; a shortlist of 30 titles (10 picture books, 10 titles for younger readers and 10 titles for older readers) is drawn up from the nominations. Students then vote for their favourite shortlisted title. Winners are announced in the three categories Picture Book -more

New Zealand Post Awards for Children & Young Adults- New Zealand

Originally awarded a single prize for the Picture Story Book of the Year. Over the year the awards were expanded and some categories experienced name changes -

The awards are supported by New Zealand Post and administered by BooksellersNew Zealand. Awards are currently offered in the following categories: Book of the Year, Picture Book, JuniorFiction, Young Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Best First Book,Children's Choice Award - more

New South Wales Premier’s History Awards Young People's History Prize

Sponsored by the Australian New South Wales Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation, through Arts NSW.

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature - Awarded as part of the NSW Premiers Awards

Psychologists for Peace (PFP) Children's Peace Literature Award

The goal of this biennial Award is to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict by recognising and encouraging Australian authors of children s books with that theme. There is a $2000 prize for the award winning author.

Psychologists for Peace recognises authors who promote the peaceful resolution of conflict through their work. With children living in an increasingly threatened world, the organisation believes that it is important to present young people with constructive alternatives to violence and hostility. They believe that literature has a significant influence on children's attitudes and behaviour. Therefore, they wish to support and encourage authors whose work promotes peace and the understanding of others - more

Russell Clark Award- New Zealand/Aotearoa

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) offers annually an award known as the Russell Clark Award. The award is for the artist who has produced the most distinguished pictures or illustrations for a children's book with, or without, text more

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

The Speech Pathology Australia ‘Book of the Year Awards’ were established in 2003 and are presented annually for excellence in the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills. More

Storyline Notables- New Zealand/Aotearoa

Picture books (Books for children and/or young adults where the narrative is carried equally by pictures and story - more

Tom Fitzgibbon Award-- New Zealand/Aotearoa

The Tom Fitzgibbon Award is administered by Storylines: Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand and sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand Limited.

The award is for a work of narrative fiction appropriate for children between the ages of seven and thirteen years. It was established to honour the memory of Tom Fitzgibbon, the first chairman of the New Zealand Children's Book Foundation, and to recognise his unique contribution to children's literature in this country - more

WAYYRBA -Australia

WAYRBA ( Western Australia Young Readers Book Awards-official site) is a readers' choice award, organised on a statewide basis for young readers throughout Western Australia. The Award operates on two levels, Younger Readers and Older Readers- more

Wilderness Society Environment Award-

The Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children’s Literature was set up to help promote a sense of caring and responsibility for nature through quality Australian children's books. The rationale for the Environment Award is to create positive attitudes towards and understanding of, the natural environment. It was established in 1995 -more

YABBA AWARDS - Young Australians' Best Book Award

The awards are a children's choice book from the Australian State of Victoria presented annually. Children nominate Australian children's fiction books that have been published in the last ten years to create a short list. Children vote for their favourite books by a specified date in October, (usually International Children's Day). The winners are announced at the award ceremony where authors and illustrators receive YABBA citations presented by children.

 

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