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

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Tuesday 23 January 2024: The Yoto Carnegies are delighted to announce they will be working with award-winning children’s news provider First News as their official media partner again for 2024.

Following a successful first year of the partnership in 2023, First News will collaborate with the Yoto Carnegies team to create bespoke content for young readers to engage with the authors, illustrators, and books celebrated by the Awards. Content will run throughout the cycle, starting with a Special Report in this week’s issue, on shelves Friday 26 January.

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, which aligns with First News’ mission to promote reading for pleasure.

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.

Nicky Cox MBE, Editor-in-Chief of First News said: “First News is delighted to be the media partner for the Yoto Carnegies, who share our passion for getting young people reading. We’re looking forward to introducing young people to this year’s books and authors, alongside our award-winning trustworthy and age-appropriate weekly news.”

CILIP’s Carnegie Awards Manager, Mackenzie Warner said: “We’re excited to announce the renewal of our collaboration with First News for 2024. Together, we are dedicated to connecting young people with life-changing books, making reading a captivating and accessible journey for all. We’re looking forward to building on the success of this partnership and delighted to be working with the talented team at First News again.”


Tuesday 13 February 2024: Longlists announced

Wednesday 13 March 2024: Shortlists announced and Shadowing begins

Thursday 20 June 2024: Yoto CarnegieMedal Winners announced

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For further information on The Yoto Carnegies 2024 please visit: www.yotocarnegies.co.uk    

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