2012 MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS
“Celebrating youthful curiosity and discovery through books and reading”
6th Annual Contest - Honoring the Year’s Best Children’s Books
This is the Final Call to Enter – Entry Deadline is this Saturday
$95 entry fee per title; per category, now until midnight on Aug 31st
Enter the world’s most comprehensive children’s book contest:
- 39 categories, including Spanish Language
- 13 Fiction categories/age groups
- Book with Music and Book with Merchandise categories
- Best Illustrator and Best First Book categories
- Health and Environmental issues categories
Now is the last chance to enter your award-worthy children’s books into the sixth annual Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards honoring the year’s best children’s books, authors, and illustrators. The program accepts entries with 2011 or 2012 copyrights or release dates in 2011 or 2012. Entry is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. These awards bring an opportunity for recognition to deserving authors and publishers who have a hard time breaking through to win library association awards like the Newbery and Caldecott.
Entry fee is $95 per title, per category, until the final deadline of August 31, 2012 (this is postmark deadline). You may enter online until midnight on Aug. 31st and send books later, or send a mail-in entry by that day.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are presented in each category. Medalists will be named on about October 1st and the awards ceremony will take place on November 10th during the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival.
To learn more about the awards, visit these links:
Categories and eligibility requirements:
Online entry form:
Print out guidelines and entry PDF:
See last year’s Moonbeam Awards results and photos: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1483
Presented by Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Awards are given in 39 categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
“This is a huge honor, for which I am extremely grateful. Even more than the award itself, I am honored and delighted to be associated with an organization that is doing so much to promote high quality, inspiring books for children! Thank you for all you are doing, and for this award.”
- T. A. Barron (author of Merlin’s Dragon: Doomraga’s Revenge, 2010 Moonbeam Gold medalist in Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy)
“The Moonbeam Awards are dedicated to the notion that reading to and with your children will inspire them to become lifelong readers and learners.”
Judging is based on content, originality, design, and production quality, with emphasis on social relevance and age appropriateness. Our judging panels include experts from the fields of editing, design, teaching, bookselling and library, and some categories are judged by teachers and their students.
Questions? Contact Jim Barnes, Awards Director: 1-800-644-0133 x1011; email: email@example.com