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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 2020 are now closed.

Find out the terms of entry.

Please get in touch at 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
January Call for publisher entries opens
February Call for publisher entries closes
February Call for judging panels opens
April Call for judging panels closes
May Shortlist announced
Shortlisted books and judging packs sent out to judging panels
May - October Judging panels judge the books
Young People's Book Prize events take place across the country
October Deadline for results from judging panels
November Winner announced at the Young People's Book Prize award ceremony
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