Join our special celebrations in 2017 to celebrate 80 years of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and 60 years of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Our special programme of events and activities includes exclusive anniversary edition publicity packs and resources for shadowing schools and public libraries.

21 October 2016

Nominations published

16 February 2017

Longlist announcement

14 March 2017

Shortlist announcement and OFFICIAL START OF SHADOWING

Book deliveries: shortlist preorders from our official book supplier

2017 ANNIVERSARY PACKS delivered to UK shadowing groups and publicity materials available to download

2017 shortlist book, author & illustrator information, our judges’ comments and other materials

2017 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


  • Shadowing group reading, reviews & shadowing activity

  • Watch, Listen and Read: read profiles and watch videos interviews of the 2017 authors and illustrators

  • Weekly email bulletins to shadowing group leaders - every Tuesday

  • 2017 shadowing competitions from our sponsors ALCS, Renaissance Learning and Peters

  • Regular updates from our judges via the CKG Judges' Blog

19 June 2017

2017 Medal winners' announcement and Amnesty CILIP Honour commendations

Watch live via our live stream - information to follow soon.

September 2017 (dates tbc)

2017 Shadowing survey

1 September 2017 - Call for Nominations for 2018

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.