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

December 2016

Anniversary programme announced

16 February 2017

Longlist announcement

16 March 2017

Shortlist announcement

17 March 2017

Book deliveries: You can preorder shortlist book packs to arrive at the start of shadowing - with 35% off for registered shadowing groups from our official book supplier, Peters
A free publicity packs will be delivered to UK shadowing groups and public libraries - containing shortlist posters, bookmarks and stickers, and a Medal wallchart showing all the winning titles, and related activity cards.
PLUS! Every UK shadowing groups will receive an exclusive dedicated awards edition of Peters’ WRD magazine (March 2017)


  • 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 – ceremony runs from 12 noon to approx 1.15pm

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.