19 October 2015

Nominations published

16 February 2016

Longlist announcement

11 March 2016

New & improved CKG website

15 March 2016 (evening)

Shortlist announcement

16 March 2016


Book deliveries - shadowing preorders from our official book supplier, Browns Books for Students

Publicity packs delivered to UK shadowing groups and available to download

2016 shortlist book, author & illustrator information, our judges’ comments and other 2016 materials

2016 reading resources and visual literacy resources from CILIP CKG and Amnesty UK will be available to download

Fun, online quizzes on each of the books - from Renaissance Learning

2016 shadowing competitions from our sponsors ALCS and Browns Books for Students


Shadowing group reading, reviews & shadowing activity

Watch, Listen and Read: read profiles and watch videos interviews of the 2016 authors and illustrators

Weekly email bulletins to shadowing group leaders - every Tuesday

Regular updates from our judges via the CKG Judges’ Blog

20 June 2016

Medal winners' announcement & announcement of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour commendations

Watch the award live from the British Library Conference Centre via our live stream from 12-1pm

September 2016 (dates tbc)

2016 Shadowing survey

Call for Nominations for 2017

Publicity packs, shadowing website and resources

The shadowing website remains open year round. 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. Following the announcement of the shortlists, all features, functions and book information is updated on the website to reflect the new shortlist.

Packs will be delivered to all UK-based groups either by post or inside your Browns Books for Students book delivery if you have pre-ordered the shortlist books.