Posts Tagged ‘nominations’

Now it’s possible to nominate candidates for the 2016 award

January 20, 2015
Workhop at Kulturhuset with 2011 ALMA Laureate Shaun Tan during the Award week. Photo: Stefan Tell

Workhop at Kulturhuset with 2011 ALMA Laureate Shaun Tan during the Award week. Photo: Stefan Tell

Today the nominating process for the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award begins. Appointed nominating bodies from all over the world may propose authors/illustrators/storytellers whose work for children and young adult is of the highest artistic quality characterised by the human values that Astrid Lindgren treasured. They may also nominate persons, organisations, institutions working with reading promotion for children and young adult. The possibility to nominate candidates is open until May 15.

More information on the nominating process here

May 15 is the final day to nominate candidates for 2014

May 8, 2013

The award week is getting closer and at the same time the process for next year’s nominations proceeds.  The deadline to nominate candidates for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is May 15. In January, the award office sent out invitations to nominating bodies around the world to propose candidates for the award.

After May 15, when the suggestions arrive from nominating bodies, the award office compiles the nomination material. The jury then begins to read, check and request additional information from the nominating bodies.

By September suggested nominations have been checked and approved and the list for 2014 will be announced at the international book fair in Frankfurt, October 9-13.

More about the nomination process here.

Annoncement of the 2013 candidates at the Frankfurt Book Fair last year.

Annoncement of the 2013 candidates at the Frankfurt Book Fair last year.

Nomination process for 2012 – now open!

January 19, 2011

Before this year’s winner even is announced, we start working on 2012 … This is a way for the award office and the jury to be able to process all nominations in time for the announcement in March 2012.  

Over 400 expert organisations and institutions from all over the world are invited to suggest candidates for the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. These nominating bodies have been selected by the jury because of their extensive and in-depth knowledge of children’s and youth literature in their countries or region. Every country in the world may make a nomination in order to promote their children’s and youth literature and their efforts to stimulate reading. The jury also has the right to suggest candidates. No groups or individuals may apply for the prize or nominate themselves.

Nominations must be received by the award office by May 16 at the latest. The nominees will be be made official in October.