IBBY UK is a nominating body for many of the major international awards for writing and illustration for children and young people. Three major awards are run by IBBY: the Hans Christian Andersen Awards, the IBBY Asahi Reading Promotion Award and the IBBY-iRead Award as well as the biennial IBBY Honour List and other book collections. Additionally, IBBY UK is invited to nominate for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) and the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals amongst others.
Nominations are made by the UK Committee after consultation with IBBY UK members.
Hans Christian Andersen Awards
Asahi Reading Promotion Award
IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award
The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award has been established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading promotion in the hope of spreading this dedication to others around the globe.
IBBY Honour List
The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. The titles are selected by the National Sections which can nominate one book for each of the three categories (writing, illustration and translation). Seven sets of the books circulate around the world at exhibitions during conferences and book fairs, including the Bologna Book Fair. You can read more about the IBBY Honour List and other IBBY book collections here.
Awards nominated for by IBBY UK
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
The Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB)
CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year
In 2016 the Europe prize was won by Andersen Press, the first British winner.
Children’s Laureate, UK
Lauren Child is the Laureate for 2017–2019.
BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award
The winners of the 2018 Award were John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury.