Scottish Teenage Book Prize

From Scottish Book Trust

Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS3, KS4

Region(s): Scotland

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is an annual award that celebrates the best books for young people aged 12-16 created by authors/illustrators resident in Scotland or published by a Scottish publisher. The prize covers fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, comics and poetry.

A shortlist of three titles is selected by a panel of book experts, but the winner is voted for by teenagers across Scotland. Young people can vote as individuals or as part of a group organised by their school or library.

See this year’s winner here. Details of all three shortlisted titles can be found here.


  • Registration to take part in the voting opens when the shortlist is announced in September.
  • Voting closes at the end of March.
  • The winner is announced in early May.

Cost: Free.

About the Scottish Teenage Book Prize: The Scottish Teenage Book Prize was launched in 2016 to encourage young people to read for pleasure. It is administered by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland.

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