Nominating and Voting Procedures
Nominations occur from January 1 to March 10.
The top five nominations in each category will then be announced by mid-March, so that teachers, librarians and students can become familiar with the different books and read them over the summer.
Voting will take place between September 1 and November 10, and the winner will be announced in December.
Students may only nominate books published in the previous 2 years (for paperbacks, check the original hardcover publication date), and the book must be originally published in the United States. Books in a series that has previously won the award, such as the Twilight saga, are not eligible for nomination. Check the winners page for past year winners.
Please check back soon for the top nominations in each category. Thank you for participating!