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Information for publishers

The Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people across the country. 

Entries for the Young People's Book Prize 2021 will open shortly. To be notified when they open for 2021, please get in touch at

Find out the terms of entry.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

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

Due to the on-going Covid-19 situation and feedback from judging panels, we are currently reviewing the timeline for the Young People's Book Prize 2021. The new timeline will be updated shortly. 

To be notified when entries open, get in touch with us at:

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