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CLC Book Award


Click on the following form to submit your nominations for the 2014 CLC Book Award:  

Last year the Children's Literature Centre presented it's first CLC Book Award. We have originated an annual award for the children's picture book which most embodies the attributes of: compassion, love, and courage.  Our aim is to encourage and support an author/illustrator in the early years of their career, who has published in the United States during the preceding three years.

A nominating committee has been formed that includes staff members of the Children's Literature Centre, Education Department faculty members and practicing professionals.  Publishers, authors and illustrators, along with the general public, may submit books for consideration.  Titles must be submitted for consideration as soon as possible.

Books will be selected according to the following criteria:

  1. Only picture books (of any genre) will be considered.
  2. The winning book will have literary/artistic merit.
  3. The winning book will inspire compassion, love, and courage in the reader.
  4. Only titles published in the three-year period before the submission date will be considered.
  5. Titles must be currently in print.
  6. Winning author/illustrator must live in North America, in reasonable proximity, so that they may travel to the conference to accept the award.
  7. Recipients may not receive the award two consecutive years.

The winning author/illustrator will receive $500.00 and will be announced at the annual Spring Festival of Children's Literature.  He/she will be presented with the award at a separate event in the fall of the year and will be expected to give a 30-minute presentation about his/her work as it related to our theme and be available for autographing.  In addition to the $500 awarded, the winning author/illustrator will be reimbursed for all travel expenses associated with his/her visit to Frostburg.