Ever since The Booktrust Teenage Prize folded in 2010 there has been no national award for YA titles published in the UK.
This has been bugging me for a while, and today on twitter I discovered that has been niggling away at others as well.
A while ago I had an idea to run a Teen Book Award through Teen Librarian but shelved it with other thoughts I have that require time and money.
The idea is to run an award where the books are nominated by librarians and then voted on by the readers themselves.
There is a wealth of YA authorial talent in the UK and it should be recognized; the only other national award that comes close is the CILIP Carnegie Award and that is aimed at books for children and teens.
At the moment it is only the germ of an idea so please leave comments in the comment field below with suggestions on partnership, sponsorship and anything that can carry this idea to fruition.