Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards


Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

The Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards.

  • The Yoto Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
  • The Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for outstanding illustration in a book for children and young people.

The Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards are managed by CILIP and judged by children’s librarians across the UK. However, the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme provides the opportunity for young readers to shadow the judging process and vote for their favourite titles in the Shadowers’ Choice Awards.

Click here to see the shortlisted titles for the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards 2022.


  • Schools can register for the Shadowing Scheme from November.
  • The shortlists are announced in March and Shadowing begins.
  • The winners of the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards 2022, as well as the the Shadowers’ Choice Awards 2022, will be announced on June 16th.

Cost: Free

About CILIP: CILIP is the UK’s library and information association. The charity works to develop and improve library and information services and to support and advocate for information professionals and librarians.

About Yoto: Yoto is a screen-free audio platform designed to enable children to access stories, songs, radio and other audio content safely and securely. It was listed as one of Time’s Best Inventions of the Year 2020.

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