Awards and Grants
Check the links below to find the latest winners for book and author awards. If your young adult book or author award is not listed or needs to be updated, send the link in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. List is currently being updated.
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award: The Grand Canyon Reader Award is a reader award program for students in Arizona. Students vote annually on their favorite book in the following categories: Picture, Non-Fiction, Intermediate, Tween, and Teen.
Branford Boase Award: The BBA was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first-time novelist.
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers: The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles. Then young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.
Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction Literature: The Golden Duck Awards, which are designed to encourage science fiction literature for children, have been given annually since 1992. The awards are presented every year at Worldcon or the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). There are several awards given each year, most carrying a small cash stipend. Winners are selected by a group of teachers, librarians, parents, high-tech workers, and reviewers.
Green Earth Book Award: The Green Earth Book Award is the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books.
Henrietta Branford Writing Competition: The writing competition for young writers is open to any young writer under the age of 19.
Hugo Award: The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them.
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Award: The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards honors innovation in electronic book publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes, including publishers, software developers, designers, manufacturers, institutions, and technology leaders.
Illinois High School Reader’s Choice Award: Abraham Lincoln Award: The Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award winner is awarded to the book from that year’s master list that earns the highest number of student votes.
Illinois “Read for a Lifetime” Award: Read for a Lifetime, sponsored by Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian, and the Illinois Center for Book, is the first statewide reading program to target high school students, was designed to promote the enjoyment of reading by encouraging students to read both classic and contemporary literature, and rewarding them for their effort.
In the Margins: Library Services for Youth in Custody
Irish Literary Awards: The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – to recognize and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent.
Jane Addams Award: The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award annually recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Rhode Island Teen Book Award
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards
YALSA WrestleMania Reading Challenge
Grants and Scholarships
Check the links below for grants and scholarships toward library and educational services for teens. If your grant or scholarship is not listed, please send the link to email@example.com.
ALA Awards, Grants, and Scholarships
ALAN Foundation Research Grants
We the People Bookshelf Grant
YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium Stipends