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How to enter

The call for entries for the 2021 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize is now closed.

For enquiries please contact

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 are now closed. For enquiries, 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

 Date  Details
22 February 2021 Call for entries opens
7 May 2021 Call for entries closes
September 2021 Shortlist announced
September 2021 - January 2022 School judging panels begin 
February 2022 Winner announced at award ceremony 


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