Monday, February 7, 2011

Members: Nominate Your Book for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards!

The Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards are the most recent awards added to the amazing list of awards and grants offered annually by SCBWI. Voting had kicked off a few days ago, but SCBWI heard from members who hadn't gotten a chance to register their books for the competition. Well now those members have another chance!

As of February 4, Crystal Kite voting has been suspended so every qualified member has a chance to make their books eligible for the awards!

Now there are two more weeks to register your books. Books must have been published in 2010 by a P.A.L. publisher (one included on SCBWI's market list). If you've already voted, you'll have to go back, review the updated list of books from your region, and vote again. (See below for dates.)

To register your book log in to your SCBWI Member Profile on, enter your book information on the "Publications" tab, and make sure that you've clicked the box that reads "Yes, I would like to submit this publication for Crystal Kite Awards nomination." For more detailed instructions, click here.

The first round of voting redux will start Wednesday, February 16, and continue until midnight (PST) on March 15th. (I'll remind you here, and you'll get another email reminder from SCBWI HQ.) The top 5 vote-getters in each Regional Division will advance to the semi-final round of voting, which now begins Wednesday, March 17.

  • For a list of regional divisions and complete SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards guidelines please click here.
  • If you have trouble registering your book for the awards, call SCBWI HQ at (323) 782-1010, and a kind SCBWI staffer will be happy to walk you through it.
  • For specific questions, email SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Coordinator Christopher Cheng at

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