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Branford Boase Award

Book awards

An annual award set up to recognise the most promising new writers and their editors. The shortlist comes out in April.

Branford Boase Award logo

Free

KS2, KS3

CLiPPA

Book awards

The CLiPPA is an annual award for published poetry for children and is the only award of its kind in the UK. The shortlist is announced in May .

CLiPPA logo

Free

KS1, KS2

English 4-11 Picture Book Awards

Book awards

An annual award for the best picture books across the primary age range. The shortlist is announced in April.

English 4-11 Picture Book Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Excelsior Award

Book awards

Take part in this annual award celebrating the best graphic novels and manga published for 9-18 year-olds. Shortlists are announced in December.

Logo for Excelsior Award

£

KS2, KS3 ...

FCBG Children's Book Award

Book awards

The FCBG Children's Book Award is an annual book award voted for entirely by children. Shortlists are announced in February.

Logo for Children's Book Award

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Inclusive Books for Children Awards

Book awards

The Inclusive Books for Children Awards celebrate the best inclusive books for children aged 1-9. The shortlists are announced in January.

Logo for the Inclusive Books for Children Awards promoting diverse books for the home and classroom

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Information Book Award

Book awards

An annual award celebrating information books. The shortlist is announced in June.

Information Book Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Jhalak Children's & YA Prize

Book awards

An annual book award for the best book written for young people by a British author of colour. The shortlist is announced in April.

Jhalak Prize logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Klaus Flugge Prize

Book awards

An annual award that recognises the most promising and exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration. The shortlist is announced in May.

Logo for Klaus Flugge Prize

Free

KS1, KS2

Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

Book awards

An annual award for the funniest children's books voted for by young people. The shortlists are announced in June.

Logo for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards for primary and secondary children

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Little Rebels Children's Book Award

Book awards

An annual book award for children's fiction that promotes social justice and challenges stereotypes. The shortlist is announced in July.

Little Rebels Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Nero Book Awards

Book awards

The Nero Children's Book Award is a new award for an outstanding title written for children aged between 9 and 15. The shortlist is announced in November.

Logo for the new Nero Book Awards, including Nero Children's Book Award

Free

KS2, KS3

Oscar's Book Prize

Book awards

An annual book award for the best picture book for pre-schoolers and young children. The shortlist comes out in April.

Oscar's Book Prize logo

Free

KS1, EYFS

Spark! School Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards where the winners are chosen by primary and secondary pupils across the UK. Register to take part between September and November. Shortlists announced in January.

Spark book award logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

The Adrien Prize

Book awards

Children's and YA book award that celebrates positive and inspiring portrayals of disability and neurodiversity. The shortlist is announced in January .

Picture of the Adrien Prize inscribed glass trophy.

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

The Alligator's Mouth Award

Book awards

An annual award that celebrates highly illustrated fiction for younger readers aged 6-8. The shortlist is announced in May.

Alligator's Mouth Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2

The Diverse Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards celebrating the best inclusive fiction for children, young adults and adults. Shortlists announced in September .

The Diverse Book Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Week Junior Book Awards

Book awards

Awards celebrating the creativity of children's publishing across 14 different categories. Shortlists announced in June.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards

Book awards

Annual awards that recognise and celebrate the best literature for children and young people in Wales. The shortlist is announced in March.

Tir na n-Og Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

UKLA Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards judged by classroom teachers. Shortlists are announced in March.

UKLA logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Wainwright Prize

Book awards

Annual book awards celebrating the best nature and conservation writing for adults and children in the UK. The shortlists are announced in August.

Logo for James Cropper Wainwright Prize

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Book awards

Annual book award that celebrates the best in children's publishing as voted for by Waterstones booksellers. Shortlists are announced in February.

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

YA Book Prize

Book awards

A prize for the UK and Ireland's best Young Adult fiction. The shortlist is announced in June.

Free

KS3, KS4 ...

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