2016 AWARDS & SHADOWING TIMETABLE
MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2015
TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2016
TUESDAY 15 MARCH 2016
Shortlist announcement - evening
WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2016
Start of shadowing
FRIDAY 17 OR MONDAY 20 JUNE 2016 (tbc)
LONG AND SHORTLISTING
Following publication of the nominations, 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.
We encourage you to refer to both long and shortlists to help identify a range of books for children and young people of all different ages and interests that enable them to engage with world-class literature and illustration from 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, functions and the books are updated to reflect the new shortlist.
You can sign up as a group leader at any time 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.