The awards and shadowing timetable is as follows:
MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014
TUESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2015
TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015
MONDAY 22 JUNE 2015
LONGLIST 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 all different ages and interests that enable the children and young people in our 5,000 shadowing groups 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 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.