Entries are open 1 March 2024. The deadline for entries is 23:59 on 27 March 2024. 

Entries are welcome from UK Publishers. Books must be published in the English language. Books which are self-published will not be considered. The Awards are open to the UK and Ireland. 

The Awards Ceremony takes place in person in September 2023. More to be announced soon! 

All submissions should cover the period from 1 March 2023 - 28 February 2024.

This is outlined in the entry form and includes general information about the entry. You will also be required to upload a hi-res image of the book jacket, an author or illustrator headshot and the publisher logo. Optional inclusions are bios and press releases. No financial information or book sales results are required. 

Entry is free of charge, although please note that all entries that are shortlisted must contribute £1,950 + VAT in return for a substantial promotional package. For more information on the package, please contact Discounts will be available for publishers with more than one title on the shortlist: Up to 3 (£1657.50 - 15% discount). Up to 4 (£1560 - 20% discount). Up to 5 (£1462.50 - 25% discount). Publishers with less than 10 employees are eligible for their fee to be waivered but must pay a £250 admin fee.

Please visit our judges page for more information on the shortlist committee and judging panel from 2023. The judges and shortlist committee for 2024 will be announced soon.

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