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How to enter

The call for entries for the 2022 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 2022 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
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


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