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CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2020

The annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards affirm the quality of some of Australia’s most creative people and provides a boost to their capacity to devote time to their craft.

Established with the first awards in 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to:

  • promote quality literature for young Australians
  • support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books
  • celebrate contributions to Australian children’s literature.

There are six categories in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

  • CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers
  • CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood
  • CBCA Picture Book of the Year
  • Eve Pownall Award
  • CBCA Award for New Illustrator (previously the Crichton Award for New Illustrators administered by the CBCA Victorian Branch)

Entry fee: $99 (including GST) for each book entered in each category.

Closing date for books published 1st January to 30th June: 31st July 2019.
Closing date for books published 1st July to 31st December: 30th November 2019.

For further information about categories, elibility criteria and entry requirements visit the CBCA Awards website.

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