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2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards are for books with an implied readership under the age of eighteen. The Award is currently open for books published 1 July to 31 December 2019.

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 Crichton Award for New Illustrators)

Entry Fee: $99 (inc GST).

Closing date for books published 1 July to 31 December: 30 November 2019.

Other key dates:

  • Notables: Published on the CBCA website on Tuesday 25 February 2020;
  • Short List: Announced on Tuesday 31 March 2020;
  • Winner and Honour Books: Announced on Friday 21 August 2020.

For more information, and to access the online entry form, please visit the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

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