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How to Submit: 

Please complete and submit the form below.

To submit a book for Picture Book of the Year, the book must have the following: 

  • The book must be suitable for ages between 3-6.
  • The book must feature a Black protagonist 
  • Books must feature a Black author or illustrator
  • It cannot be a book with a historical or social theme, (e.g. no books about slavery or racism)
  • The book must have been first published from 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021.

 

The Special Recognition Award, sponsored by DK will celebrate a self-published author, who will receive a cash prize to support the funding of their next book. This category isn’t eligible for submissions from established publishing houses.

To submit a self-published book for Special Recognition Award it must have the following:

  • The book must be suitable for ages between 3-6.
  • The book must feature a Black protagonist 
  • Books must feature a Black author or illustrator
  • It cannot be a book with a historical or social theme, (e.g. no books about slavery or racism)

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