The Yoto Carnegies Announce Media Partnership with Award-Winning Children’s Newspaper First News

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Tuesday 24 January 2023: The Yoto Carnegies are delighted to announce the award-winning children’s news provider First News as their official media partner for 2023.

First News will work with the Yoto Carnegies team throughout the Awards cycle to create bespoke content for young readers to engage with the authors, illustrators, and books celebrated by the Awards.

The Yoto Carnegies are the UK’s longest running and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for young people. The Awards aim to spark a lifelong passion for reading by connecting more children with the books that will change lives.

The shadowing scheme attracts and engages with thousands of children and schools as they ‘shadow’ the judging process, debate the books, and decide their Shadowers’ Choice winners from each Medal shortlist.

Editor-in-Chief of First News, Nicky Cox MBE, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Yoto Carnegies, who share our passion for getting young people reading, and are looking forward to keeping our readers updated on the Awards throughout the year. First News is at the forefront of ensuring children have access to reliable, trustworthy and age-appropriate news curated especially for them and gives children a voice about the issues they care about. While children make up 27% of the world’s people, they are 100% of the future.”

CILIP Chief Executive, Nick Poole said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with First News for The Yoto Carnegies this year. They have always been fantastic supporters of the Awards but following our brand refresh, it felt like the perfect opportunity to come together to inspire children and foster a love of reading. With an engaged young readership across the country and shared goals of fuelling curiosity and critical thinking, there is a lot of synergy in our ambitions, and we’re looking forward to working with their talented team.”


Wednesday 15 February 2023: Longlist announced

Friday 17 March 2023: Shortlist announced, and Shadowing begins

June 2023: Yoto Carnegie Winners announced

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For further information on The Yoto Carnegies 2023 please visit: www.yotocarnegies.co.uk    

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