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Key Dates

6 November 2023

2024 Nominations published

Registration opens for the 2024 Shadowing Scheme and a free Publicity Pack.

November 2023

Pre-orders open for your longlist and shortlist book packs from our official book supplier, Scholastic.

Registration for Publicity Packs closes in early February.

13 February 2024

2024 Longlist announcement

13 March 2024

2024 Shortlist announcement event at London Book Fair at 9.15AM GMT

2024 Shortlists revealed online at 9.45AM GMT

Shadowing Starts
Shortlist book sets begin to arrive from our official book supplier Scholastic.
Shadowing Publicity packs begin to arrive from CILIP.


Shadowing activity takes place supported by reading resources on each shortlisted book, activity ideas and interactivity online. Shadowers can submit their reviews as they read the shortlisted books and share artwork inspired by the titles.

Exclusive videos with shortlisted authors and illustrators will be released so your group can find out more about their creative process and their shortlisted book! Encourage your shadowers to get involved with the exciting and creative tasks set by the shortlistees in their videos.

Plus look out for book giveaways with our sponsors and partners during the shadowing period.

15-19 April 2024

Scholastic Schools Live Event Week

23 April 2024

Yoto Carnegies Book Town Takeover in Sedbergh

7 May – 5 June 2024

Shadowers’ Choice Voting open.

7 June 2024

Scholastic’s Shaddowers’ Review Competition closes

20 June 2024, 12 noon

2024 Medal and Shadowers’ Choice Award Winners ceremony.
The ceremony will be made available to watch via live stream and the recording uploaded directly after.