Submissions are open for The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2023
Submissions for the 2023 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards are now open.
Established in 1990, these awards identify, honour and promote excellence in books for young people by Irish authors and illustrators. KPMG have been headline sponsor of the awards since 2020, allowing for a total prize fund of €16,000.
The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards are the most prestigious of their kind in Ireland. The awards provide a significant opportunity for national and international recognition of Irish children’s authors and illustrators. Excellence in children’s books is the over-arching criterion and the following awards are made:
- The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award
- Honour Award for Fiction
- Honour Award for Illustration
- Eilís Dillon Award (for a first children’s book)
- The Judges’ Special Award
- The Junior Juries’ Award
Additionally, the Reading Hero Award is presented to a young reader, recognising their potential and celebrating their remarkable passion for books.
Find out more details on submissions here.