Young Adult Book Awards, Writing Contests and Literary Prizes
Adventure Writers Competition
The Adventure Writer's Competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. It is a annual writing competition for published a...
The Agatha Awards honor the traditional, "cozy" mystery. That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Agatha Awards are given ...
Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly a...
The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998. The titles were selected by the YALSA Adult Books for Young Adults Task Force from the p...
Andre Norton Award
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912-2005...
Ann Connor Brimer Award
The $2000 prize is presented by The Nova Scotia Library Association to the author of a children’s book which has made an outstanding contributi...
Arthur Ellis Awards
The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mys...
Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time during the calendar year is el...
Bath Novel Award
£2,000 international prize for unpublished or independently published writers of novels for adults or young adults. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Convill...
Blue Ridge Mountains CWC Unpublished Writers Contest
Attendees of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference are eligible to submit their unpublished work to this contest.If you have been paid...
CANSCAIP Writing For Children Competition
A goal of the Writing for Children Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. The Wri...
The Carol Awards are ACFW’s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. Beg...
Christian Retailing's Best awards
The awards sponsored by Christian Retailing were introduced in 2001 and have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most sig...
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is designed to promote small publishers in the Christian marketplace and bring recognition to outstan...
Every year publishers are invited to submit novels written from a Christian worldview and copyrighted in the year preceding the awards. To be eligib...
CIPA EVVY Book Awards
The EVVY awards are open to any independently or self-published print book, e-book or audio book and may be submitted by the author, publisher or cred...
CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
To merit consideration for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, a book must have been published in Canada in 2014 and its author must be a Can...
CLA Young Adult Book Award
This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book which appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. To be el...
Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults ...
The Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary) Awards were started by a small group of bloggers in 2006 as a grassroots project. Our ...
Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books
The Eric Hoffer Award for independent books recognizes excellence in publishing with a $2,000 grand prize and various category honors and press type d...
Florida Book Awards
The Florida Book Awards is an annual competition that exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida cult...
The ACFW Genesis Contest is for unpublished Christian fiction writers. With ten categories to enter, Genesis provides the opportunity for unbiased fee...
Global Ebook Awards
The Global Ebook Awards are more than an honor for the best ebooks published, they offer high-profile publicity for ebook authors, publishers and eboo...
Open to original novels presenting a Christian worldview written in English, published in hard cover, trade paperback, or in Ebook format. Traditional...
High Plains Book Award
The High Plains Books Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains. The High Plains regio...
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publish...
ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards
The ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards are intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and...
Illumination Book Awards
With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,” the Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles wr...
Independent Publisher Book Awards
Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The awards...
You have a great book, you’re looking for some recognition, and you want a wider audience to fall in love with it. That’s where Foreword...
Kindle Book Awards
The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Awards is co-sponsored by book sites like Kindle Boards, Digital Book Today, World Literary Cafe, and Author ...
Library Journal Indie Ebook Awards
Library Journal honors the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Young Adult. Each genre ...
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has be...
McNally Robinson Book For Young People Awards
This award is divided into the categories of Older and Younger. The Older Category is presented to the Manitoban writer whose English language book ...
Michael L. Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz ...
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open...
Mystery & Mayhem Awards
The M&M Awards reward independently published books and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Amateur Sleuth, Romance, Animals, Hob...
National Book Awards
The National Book Award is one of the nation's most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing...
National Indie Excellence Awards
The National Indie Excellence Awards is open to all English language books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publisher...
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Awards for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are made in four categories: Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Non-fiction and...
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (#NGIBA) is the largest non-profit book awards program for indie authors and publishers. The Next Generation I...
Prix Aurora Awards
The Aurora awards are run by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a federally registered non-profit society. The awards recog...
Pura Belpré Award
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1...
Every year, The Quebec Writers' Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six...
Schneider Family Book Awards
The Schneider Family Book Awards are designed to recognize authors or illustrators for portraying storylines featuring characters with special needs.T...
Stonewall Book Awards
The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bis...
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
All genres of books (i.e., picture books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry), written for young people up to age 12, are eligible for consideration. Te...
Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Texas State University College of Education developed The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who...
Trillium Book Award
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased publ...
UKLA Book Award
The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children's books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recent...
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
A biennial award made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia. The categories are...
Western Writers of America Spur Awards
To be eligible, works submitted must be set in the American West, the early frontier, or relate to the Western or frontier experience. Submitted wo...
WFNB Writing Competition
WFNB Writing Competition offers prizes in seven categories: fiction manuscript, short fiction, poetry manuscript, single poem, children and teens, you...
The Word Awards was established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profi...
Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
The competition is open to all English-language self-published books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of pri...
Young Readers Choice Awards
The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award is the oldest children’s choice award in the U.S. and Canada...