Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS3, KS4
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.
- 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.
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.
- The Scottish Book Trust website provides a range of free resources to help teachers explore the books with their book group or class, including video interviews with the shortlisted authors.
- Other book awards that offer an opportunity for young people to vote for their favourite title include the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowers’ Choice Awards, the Excelsior Award, the SLA Information Book – Children’s Choice Awards and the Young People’s Book Prize.
- For a full listing of children’s book awards, click here.