ALA Midwinter 2018

Have YOU submitted your Mock YMA Election Results?

Youth Media Awards logo for use with Mock Elections 2019 pageIn just over two weeks, on Monday morning, January 28th, the Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw19. Excitedly, we will all hear what wins some of the most prestigious book awards in the world, including the Newbery Award, the Caldecott Award, the Printz Award, the Batchelder Award, and more. As excitement builds, librarians in schools and libraries around the country offer Mock YMA elections to help stimulate and share the reading enthusiasm and excitement. The ALSC Blog collects results from these mock elections and compiles the results on its Mock Elections page.

So far, we’ve received results from state library organizations, public libraries, discussion groups, elementary schools, middle schools, and universities representing a dozen different states and Canada.

Here’s the breakdown of what we’ve received so far:

10 Mock Caldecott Results

8 Mock Newbery Results

3 Mock Coretta Scott King Results (1 for author; 2 for illustrator)

2 Mock Geisel Results

4 Mock Printz Results

1 Mock Sibert Results

1 Mock Pura Belprè Results

2 Mock (Mildred L.) Batchelder Results

What is taking top honors at your library? We’d love to add YOUR results! To submit your mock YMA election results to this page, please use this form.


This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competency: Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.

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