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For CBCA Book of the Year Awards entry and eligibility criteria please refer to our website - Entry Information

For assistance with entering your title please email Kate Flamsteed at admin@cbca.org.au or phone: 07 3842 9120

Book of the Year Awards entries are to be posted to:

Awards Administrator
The Children’s Book Council of Australia
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Notes for Book Awards entries

Publisher

This is the publishing house or imprint label that will appear on certificates and any lists produced by the CBCA in relation to the Awards.
If your entry is self-published please enter your Full Name. The details associated with the publisher will be the primary contact for further information in relation to this entry.
The publisher is responsible for ensuring compliance with the 2020 CBCA BOTYA Criteria and Eligibility and forwarding nomination information on to the authors and illustrators.

Title

Title of the book, not including sub-heading or series titles

Series (if applicable)

To be used if the entry is part of a series, the number may also be included. This is for reference only and will not appear on certificates or any lists produced by the CBCA.

ISBN

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from Thorpe-Bowker as the official affiliate of the International ISBN Agency in Australia.
The ISBN identifies a book or other book-like product (such as an audiobook) in a specific format and edition, but also the publisher.

For more information... www.myidentifiers.com.au

Published (month)

The month that the book was released. Books are only eligible if published in the year of the Awards cycle.
Books published between January to June are required to be submitted by 31 July, books published July to December are required to be submitted by 30 November.

Retail Price

This is the recommended retail price the book can be purchased from

Format

Note also paperback has a typo Books are only acceptable in printed format, no manuscripts, audio books or ebooks are eligible.

Printed (country)

Books do not need to be printed in Australia to be eligible.

Pages

Number of pages in the book to be included even if the pages are not numbered.

Category

Books may be entered in more than one category; A new entry is required for each book in multiple categories.

Younger Readers
Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years.
Picture Books
Entries in this category should be outstanding books of the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations.
Older Readers
Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling
Eve Pownall Award
Entries in this category should be books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style
Early Childhood
Entries in this category may be fiction, drama or poetry and should be appropriate in style and content for children who are at pre-reading or early stages of reading.
New Illustrator Award
Entries in this category are from new illustrators in the field of children’s book illustration. Please note only the illustrator of the book is recognised in this category.

Creator (Author)

Details on the creator need to be completed. If contact with the creator is to be only through the publisher, their state of residence needs to be noted, not the state where the publishing house is.

Creator (Illustrator)

If contact with the creator is to be only through the publisher, their state of residence needs to be noted, not the state where the publishing house is.

Creator (Other)

This is for additional authors and/or illustrators associated with the book. Details on the creator need to be completed.
If contact with the creator is to be only through the publisher, their state of residence needs to be noted, not the state where the publishing house is.
Generally editors, graphic designers and others associated with the creation of the entry are not included as creators on the entry.

Book Cover Permission

Permission for the cover of the book entered to be used by CBCA for publicity purposes, including merchandise and publications produced by the CBCA for promotion of the Awards. (Policy Section 12)

Creator Information

Further information regarding the Shortlisted creators including background information and photos should the CBCA require this for publicity purposes will be provided.

Media Participation

The Author or illustrator is available and willing to participate in media events including radio, television and/or printed articles.Contact for such publicity will be made after the Notable and Short List Announcements by CBCA communications team, all personal contact information will be kept confidential and interview requests will be made via the CBCA not directly from the media.