The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway (CKG) Awards process
The Awards are overseen by the Youth Libraries Group (YLG) which is a special interest group within the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
Books can be nominated by any member of CILIP
Each member can nominate up to two books for each award
The CKG Judges as CILIP members are also allowed to nominate titles
Nominations for the 2015 Awards were open from the 1st September to the 6th October
Nominated titles are then checked for eligibility by the CKG Working Party & CILIP:
Titles must have been first published in the UK between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014
Books first published in another country must have been co-published in the UK within three months of the original publication date
When the nominations lists are made public the judges receive a full set of each of the Awards titles and start reading
From the nominations list a long-list of around 20 titles is selected by the judges working together under guidance from the Chair of Judges and referring to the full criteria for each award
The long-list is then be made public (10th February 2015)
The judges revisit and reread each of the books and scrutinise them even more closely before making a decision on short-listing, selecting six to eight of the titles for the short-list
The short-list is then made public (17th March 2015)
The hardest part of the judges’ task begins: selecting the most outstanding titles from the short-list
The winning titles are made public in June.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book for children and young people
The Carnegie Award is a gold medal and comes with £500 worth of books that the author can donate to the library of their choice.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people
The Kate Greenaway Award is also a gold medal and comes with £500 worth of books but also the Colin Mears Award which is a £5000 bequest left to the winner of the Kate Greenaway Award by Colin Mears, this has been awarded annually since the year 2000.