How is the Prize judged?
A shortlist of 6 books will be selected by an adult judging panel appointed by the Royal Society. The winner will then be selected by groups of young people in judging panels across the UK. They form their own judging panels, discuss the books and, as a whole, decide the winner of the prize.
More information about the judging criteria can be found here.
Timeline for publishers
|8 March 2022||2021 winner announced at award ceremony
|17 February 2022||Call for entries opens|
|6 May 2022||Call for entries closes|
|September 2022||Shortlist announced|
|September 2022 - January 2023||School judging panels begin|
|March 2023||2022 winner announced at award ceremony|