Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 12, 2014

Did You Have a Book Published in 2013?

Crystal-Kite-logo1-1024x393The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world.

Deadline: Books must be entered electronically by January 31st


1.    You must be a current member to nominate your book.

2.    Nominated books must be a PAL book published within the previous calendar year. Click here for more information on PAL publishers.

3.    Self-Published books cannot be nominated.


1. Enter your book by adding it to your publications on your member profile

2. Indicate that you would like the book entered by clicking the box.

3. Once your book is entered there is no spamming, vote campaigning, or third-party marketing/campaigning for an individual member’s title(s). Participation in such activity is grounds for immediate disqualification. You may however promote the award itself (without mentioning your entree) via social media.

4. Winners are announced April 30 in a press release and on the SCBWI website/social media.  Winners receive a crystal, engraved kite award, an opportunity to present at a regional conference, a silver sticker for their winning book, and one winner will be chosen to present at the LA Summer Conference.


1. You must be a current member to vote.

2. You may only vote once per voting round.

Round One: February 1-February 28 Round Two: March 4-March 15

3.  You may only vote for a book that is in your own division:

Domestic Divisions · California/Hawaii · West (Washington/Oregon/Alaska/Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/South Dakota) · Southwest (Nevada/Arizona/Utah/Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico) · Midwest (Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska/Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/Ohio) · New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island) · New York · Texas/Oklahoma · Atlantic (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland) · Mid-South (Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri) · Southeast (Florida/Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina/Alabama/Mississippi)   Continental Divisions · UK/Europe · Africa · Middle East/India/Asia · Australia/New Zealand · The Americas (Canada/Mexico/Central & South America)



Check out the Frequently Asked Question Page

Still have questions? You can email Christopher Cheng, our SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award Coordinator.

Talk tomorrow,


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