CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

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BY: Annabel Thomas
16 Feb 2021

We are delighted to be supporting centres who wish to complete all or some of their Arts Award using the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shadowing programme.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.

The medals are awarded by children’s librarians: the CILIP Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.  The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, with a longlist announced in February, shortlists in March and the medal winners announced at a June ceremony.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Shadowing scheme engages thousands of children and young people in reading the books on the shortlist via reading groups in schools and public libraries with dedicated educational and digital resources to support each shortlist.

We have resources to support your delivery - take a look at our introductory A5 flyer, or our 'How to' guides for linking Discover with the Kate Greenaway Award, or Bronze with the Carnegie Medal.

We also have bespoke Bronze portfolio templates to use with the Carnegie Medal.

For more information on the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Shadowing scheme visit the CILIP website, or contact

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