70 Years Celebration


Nominations are now closed for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Awards. 

To be eligible for the 2014 Awards titles must have been first published in the UK between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013. Books first published in another country must have been co-published in the UK within three months of the original publication date.

The selection process is organised by the Youth Libraries Group (YLG), one of CILIP's Special Interest Groups, which itself has over 3000 members. 12 children's librarians - members of the YLG - form the panel of judges. The judges read and assess each title, and a shortlist for each Medal will be announced on Tuesday 18 March 2014. The winning titles will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 23 June 2014.

You may also wish to view the CILIP Carnegie Medal award criteria and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal award criteria for details on how the books are assessed.

Who can nominate and how to do it

Members of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, either personally, through their local authority or through their regional Branch or Special Interest Group.

The full list of 2014 nominations are on the press desk 


The book must be written in the English language by a single author.

The book must be published originally for children and young people .

The book must have received its first publication in the United Kingdom or have had co-publication elsewhere within a three month time lapse. In the case of e-books and short stories or poetry previously published in a magazine or elsewhere, the point of publication should be considered as the date when the work is published as a whole. At least 75% of the complete work must be original material published for the first time within the specified time frame.

All categories of books for children and young people are eligible.

Books by previous CILIP Carnegie and/or CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winners are eligible.

The Medals are awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians and information managers with around 14,000 members who work in business and industry, education, local and central government, the health service, the voluntary sector, national and public libraries.


This year is even more exciting than usual. For the very first time, our judges will meet to decide longlists, based on our Medal criteria. It is from these longlists that our judges will then decide the official shortlists and then the eventual winners.

With 76 books nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and 61 nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, this is our biggest year to date, we hope that this will make it easier for the 4,700 shadowing groups that follow the medals to continue to engage with world-class literature and illustration, whilst continuing to shine a light on the best new and established authors and illustrators.