The awards and shadowing timetable is as follows:

Tuesday 05 November 2013
Nominations announced

Tuesday 04 February 2014
Longlists' announcement

Tuesday 18 March 2014
Shortlists' announcement

Monday 23 June 2014
Winners' announcement

Change to the way we longlist:

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.


The shadowing website remains open year round. However, on the date of the shortlist announcement each year all features and functions are updated to reflect the new shortlist information.

You can also sign up as a group leader at any time of year to explore the website and resources most useful for your reading group. The core shadowing activity takes place between the shortlists' and winners' announcements each year.

The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards CILIP YLG Carnegie UK Trust Renaissance Learning ALCS