2022 Mock YMA Election Results

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards – including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards – guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.

As we approach the annual Youth Media Award (YMA) announcements to be held at the virtual 2022 LibLearnX, libraries, schools, and book discussion groups around the globe offer Mock Election programs. These are a wonderful opportunity for children’s literature aficionados to learn more about some of the great, recently published books for kids. Below, you will find results from mock elections around the country. This page will be updated as results are received. (Because most Mock YMA Elections are held in December and January, keep checking back for more results.)

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The 2022 Youth Media Award (YMA) announcements will take place on Monday, January 24, 2022 starting at 8:00 am CT; here is the livestream link to the announcements.! Fans can follow 2022 results in real-time via the live webcast or follow hashtag #alayma. Seals can be purchased in advance to place them on 2022 award winning books, just visit the ALA Store!

To add your mock election results to this page, please use this form. Please attach a copy of the ALSC Photo Release Waiver if you would like us to include images of participants.

Results from 2016 mock elections , the 2017 mock elections, the 2018 mock elections, the 2019 mock elections, 2020 elections, and last year’s mock (2021) YMA elections are also available.


Use these links to jump quickly to the results of the Mock Award in which you are most interested.


Mock Caldecott Results

(For information about the Caldecott Award, visit the Caldecott Medal homepage.)


Sixteen people attended a Mock Caldecott program during a staff training day at Wilsonville Public Library in Wilsonville, Oregon. This Mock Caldecott was pretty early; it was held in October 2021. Titles discussed were: Mel Fell, The Lost Package, Outside, Inside, Watercress, Wonder Walkers, and Strollercoaster. One title was selected as the winner:

Mock Caldecott Winner: Mel Fell illustrated and written by Corey R. Tabor

For more information, contact Deborah Gitlitz at gitlitz@wilsonvillelibrary.org.


Mock Newbery Results

(For information about the Newbery Award, visit the Newbery Medal homepage.)


Mock Coretta Scott King Results

(For information about the Coretta Scott King Awards, visit Coretta Scott King Book Awards homepage.)


Mock Geisel Results

(For information about the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, visit the Geisel Awards homepage.)


Mock Printz Results

(For information about the Printz Award, visit the Printz Award homepage.)


Mock Sibert Results

(For information about the Sibert Award, visit the Sibert Award homepage.)


Mock Pura Belpré Results

(For information about the Pura Belpré  Award, visit the Belpré Awards homepage.)


Mock (Mildred L.) Batchelder Results

(For information about the Batchelder  Award, visit the (Mildred L.) Batchelder homepage.)


If you would like to add the mock election results from your school, library, bookstore, or book discussion group to this compilation, please use this form.