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A shortlisting panel of adult judges have read all the entries submitted and picked their six favourite books – the shortlist. The task of picking the winner was handed over to the people who should know best – young people aged up to 14 in judging panels in schools, libraries, science centres and youth groups around the UK.
Thanks to the generosity of the publishers, we are able to offer 75 groups a set of the shortlisted books to allow them to form judging panels. Panels who do not receive a set of the books from the Royal Society are welcome to take part in the process if they can access the shortlisted books from elsewhere.Each judging panel mirrors the shortlisting panel, electing their own Chair, holding judging meetings, discussing the merits of each book and submitting their vote and comments. All participating groups have an equal say in deciding the winner. Each group receives a judging pack and participation certificates for each of the judges taking part. The results from all the groups are then collated by the Royal Society to determine the winner.We ask that each Judging Panel is overseen by a responsible adult, who will be responsible for ensuring the judges provide their decision, and supporting comments and information to us. Copies of the shortlist and judging pack were sent out to selected judging panel groups on 17 May.
The deadline for submitting judging panel results was Monday 21 October.
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The application process for judging next year's prize will open in February 2014.
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Winner 2013Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones
Shortlist 2013See all six shortlisted books