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The jury calls for nominations

The jury has selected organisations and institutions with good knowledge of authors, illustrators, storytellers and activities that encourage reading in their countries or regions. All countries are invited to nominate in order to promote their literature for young readers and to stimulate reading promotion. The jury and previous laureates also have the right to suggest candidates. No groups or individuals may apply or nominate themselves.

Nominating bodies can be international, national or regional organisations such as research institutes connected to children’s literature and projects to encourage reading, children’s book institutes, author and illustrator organisations, children’s departments and literary centres at national libraries. 

Proposals for nominators 

We welcome new proposals for qualified nominees. Please contact Lisa Haglund via e-mail nomination@alma.se or phone +46765401053.

Nominating bodies for the 2022 award

Nominating bodies for the 2022 award

Albania

Albanian Section of IBBY
National Association of Writers for Children and Young People

Algeria

Syndicat National des Editeurs des Livres (SNEL)

Andorra

Biblioteca Nacional d’Andorra

Angola

Biblioteca Nacional de Angola

Antigua & Barbuda

Cultural Development Division

Argentina

Argentinian Section of IBBY
Asociación de Ilustradores Argentinos
Isol / Laureate 2013
Salmeron IFLA

Armenia

Armenian Section of IBBY
National Library of Armenia

Australia

Australian Section of IBBY
Centre for Youth Literature
Children’s Book Council of Australia
Illustrators Australia
National Library of Australia IFLA
Shaun Tan / Laureate 2011
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Australia East/New Zealand
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Australia West
Sonya Hartnett / Laureate 2008

Austria

Austrian Section of IBBY
Büchereiverband Österreichs (BVÖ)

Azerbaijan

Republic Children’s Library named after Firidun bay Kocharli
Translation Centre under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Union of Azerbaijani Writers

Belarus

Belarus Writers Association
National Library of Belarus
Union of Belarusian Writers (UBW)

Belgium

Bart Moeyaert / Laureate 2019
Belgian Section of IBBY (Flemish Branch)
Belgian Section of IBBY (French Branch)
Kitty Crowther / Laureate 2010
Muntpunt Bibliotheek
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Belgium
Vlaamse Illustratoren Club
Vlaamse Vereniging voor Bibliotheek, Archief &
Dokumentatie (VVBAD)

Bolivia

Bolivian Section of IBBY

Bosnia and Herzegovina

National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slobomir P University

Brazil

Brazilian Section of IBBY
Lygia Bojunga / Laureate 2004
British Virgin Islands IRA Tortola / British Virgin Islands Reading Council

Bulgaria

Detski Knigi Foundation

Cameroon

Cameroon Section of IBBY

Canada

Bibliothéque et Archives Nationale du Québec
Canadian Section of IBBY
Library and Archives Canada (National Library of Canada)
Toronto Public Library /The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books

Chile

Chilean Section of IBBY

China

Chinese Section of IBBY
iRead Foundation

Colombia

Colombian Association of Children’s and Youth Literature (ACLIJ)
Colombian Section of IBBY / Fundalectura

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Section of IBBY

Croatia

Croatian Library Association (CLA) / Hrvatsko knjiznicarsko drustvo
Croatian Section of IBBY
Rijeka City Library

Cuba

Cuban Section of IBBY

Cyprus

Cypriot Section of IBBY

Czech Republic

Czech Section of IBBY

Denmark

Centre for Children's Literature and Media/Center for Børns
Litteratur og Medier, Aarhus University
Danish Authors’ Society / Dansk Forfatterforening
Danish Author’s Society / Illustratorgruppen
Danish Section of IBBY

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Section of IBBY

Ecuador

Ecuadorian Section of IBBY

Egypt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina IFLA
Egyptian Section of IBBY

Eritrea

Eritrea Publishers Association (ERIPA)

Estonia

Estonian Section of IBBY
Estonian Writers’ Union / Eesti Kirjanike Liit

Faroe Islands

Rithövundafelag Föroya

Finland

Finnish Illustration Association / Kuvittajat
Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature / Lastenkirjainstituutti (LKI)
Finnish Library Association IFLA / Suomen Kirjastoseura
Finnish Section of IBBY
Grafia, Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland
Society of Swedish Authors in Finland
Union of Finnish Writers / Suomen Kirjailijaliitto
Åbo Akademi - Literature

France

Association des Bibliothécaires Français IFLA / French Librarian Association
French Section of IBBY
Société des Gens de Lettres (SGDL)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, France

Georgia

Writers' House of Georgia National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

Germany

Arbeitsstelle für Leseforschung und Kinder- und Jugendmedien (ALEKI)
German Section of IBBY
Illustratoren Organisation
International Youth Library/ Internationale Jugendbibliothek
Stiftung Illustration / Museum Burg Wissem
Wolf Erlbruch / Laureate 2017

Ghana

Ghana Section of IBBY / Ghana Library Board

Greece

Greek Section of IBBY
Hellenic Author’s Society
National Society of Greek Authors

Greenland

Nunatta Atuagaateqarfia / Gronlandske Landsbibliotek

Haiti

Haitian Section of IBBY

Hungary

Hungarian Section of IBBY
Institute of Hungarian Children’s Literature Ltd

Iceland

Félag íslenskra teiknara (FIT)
Icelandic Library and Information Science Association IFLA
Icelandic Section of IBBY
Writers’ Union of Iceland / Rithöfundasamband Islands

India

Indian Section of IBBY

Indonesia

Indonesian Section of IBBY

Iran

Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults IFLA
Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature

Iranian

Association of Writers for Children and Youths
Iranian Section of IBBY / Children’s Book Council of Iran

Ireland

Centre for Research in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Dublin City University
Children’s Books Ireland
Irish Section of IBBY
Irish Writer’s Union
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Ireland

Israel

Israel Association of Illustrators
Israeli Section of IBBY

Italy

Associazione Illustratori
Associazione Italiana Biblioteche IFLA
Biblioteca Italiana per Ciechi Regina Margherita IFLA
Italian Section of IBBY

Japan

International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka
Japan Library Association IFLA
Japanese Section of IBBY
Ryôji Arai / Laureate 2005

Kenya

Kenya Literature Bureau
National Book Development Council of Kenya

Korea

Republic of Baek Heena / Laureate 2020
Children Culture Society
Korean Section of IBBY
Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI)

Latvia

Latvian Section of IBBY
Latvian Writers’ Union

Lebanon

Lebanese Section of IBBY
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Lebanon

Lithuania

Lithuanian Section of IBBY
Lithuanian Writers’ Union / Lietuvos Rasytoju Sajunca

Malaysia

Malaysian Section of IBBY

Maldives

National Library

Mauritius

National Library of Mauritius

Mexico

Biblioteca Alaíde Foppa
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA)
El Ilustradero
Mexican Association of Illustrators (AMDI)
Mexican Section of IBBY
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mexico

Moldova

Moldovan Section of IBBY

Mongolia

Central Library of Children
Mongolian Section of IBBY

Montenegro

Central National Library of the Republic of Montenegro

Namibia

Namibia Children’s Book Forum (NCBF)

Netherlands

Auteursbond
Dutch Foundation for Literature (Nederlands Letterenfonds)
Dutch Section of IBBY
Guus Kuijer / Laureate 2012
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Netherlands

New Zealand

New Zealand Section of IBBY

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan IRA Council

Norway

Norsk litteraturfestival/Pegasus
Norwegian Library Association IFLA / Norsk Bibliotekforening
Norwegian Section of IBBY
Norsk barnebokinstitutt
Norwegian Writers for Children & Juveniles / Norske Barne og Ungdomsbok Forfattare (NBU)

Sámi

Girječálliid Searvi (SGS) / Sami Writers' Association

Pakistan

Pakistani Section of IBBY

Palestine

Palestinian section of IBBY
Tamer Institute for Community Education / Laureate 2009

Peru

Peruvian Section of IBBY

Philippines

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Philippines

Poland Association of Polish Writers / Stowarzyszenie Pisarzy
Polskich (SPP)
Polish Book Institute
Polish Section of IBBY
Polish Writers’ Union / Zwiazek Lieteratów Polskich (ZLP)
Wisława Szymborska Foundation

Portugal

Directorate General for Books, Archives and Libraries (DGLAB)

Romania

Clubul Ilustratorilor

Russian

Federation Department of Russian Literature, Herzen State Pedagogical University
Library for Foreign Literature / M.I.Rudomino (VGBIL)
Russian Section of IBBY
Russian Section of IBBY (St. Petersburg Branch)
Russian State Children’s Library
Sverdlovsk Region Library for Children and Youth
Union of Artists of Moscow – Department for Book
Illustration and Design

Rwanda

Rwandan Section of IBBY
San Marino Secretariat of State for Education, Universities and Culture

Serbia

Belgrade City Library / Biblioteka grada Beograda
Serbian Writers Union / Udruzenje knjizevnika Srbije (UKS)
Zmajeve Decje Igre

Slovakia

Slovak Section of IBBY

Slovenia Drustvo slovenskih pisateljev / The Slovene Writers’ Association
Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

Slovenian

Section of IBBY

Solomon Islands

National Library Service

South Africa

Children’s Literature Research Unit (UNISA)
Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) / Laureate 2015
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators,South Africa
South African Section of IBBY

Spain

Centro de Estudios para la Promoción de la Lectura y Literatura Infantil (CEPLI)
Centro Internacional del Libro Infantil y Juvenil
Spanish Section of IBBY (Basque Branch)
Spanish Section of IBBY (Catalan Branch)
Spanish Section of IBBY (Galician Branch)
Spanish Section of IBBY (OEPLI)

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Section of IBBY

Sweden

Afrikultur
Association of Swedish Illustrators / Föreningen Svenska Tecknare
Barbro Lindgren / Laureate 2014
Center for Graphic Literature / Serieteket
International Library, Stockholm City Library
Seriefrämjandet
Stockholm University, Department of Culture and Aesthetics: Literature
Swedish Academy for Children´s Literature / Svenska barnboksakademin
Swedish Institute for Children’s books / Svenska barnboksinstitutet
Swedish Library Association IFLA / Svensk Biblioteksförening
Swedish Section of IBBY
Swedish Writers’ Union / BULT, Sveriges Författarförbund
Tjállegoahte – Författarcentrum Sápmi
Världsbiblioteket

Switzerland

Autillus
Swiss Section of IBBY (French-Swiss Branch)
Swiss Section of IBBY / Schweizerisches Institut für Kinder- und Jugendmedien (SIKJM)

Thailand

Thai Section of IBBY

Turkey

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University Istanbul International Literature Festival
Turkish Section of IBBY

Uganda

Ugandan Section of IBBY

Ukraine

Ukrainian Section of IBBY

United Arab

Emirates Sharjah Book Authority
United Arab Emirates Section of IBBY

United Kingdom

Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling / Canolfan Adrodd Storïau George Ewart Evans
International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature (IFRCL), University of Worchester
Meg Rosoff / Laureate 2016
National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL)
Philip Pullman / Laureate 2005
School Library Association IFLA
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books
Society of Authors
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, British Isles
UK Section of IBBY

United States

Children’s Literature Association (ChLA)
Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University
International Literacy Association
Jacqueline Woodson / Laureate 2018
Katherine Paterson / Laureate 2006
National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)
United States Section of IBBY

Uruguay

Uruguayan Section of IBBY

Venezuela

Banco del Libro / Laureate 2007

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Section of IBBY

International organisations

Executive Committee of IBBY
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults

Nominating bodies for the 2021 award