Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 13, 2019


If your book was published in 2018 and it is a PAL title, we want to make sure that it is included for consideration in the next Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards!

The deadline for submitting your book is March 21, 2019. 

How do I make sure my book is a contender for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards?

1. Click here to familiarize yourself with the guidelines for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, including information about PAL.

2. Make sure that your SCBWI membership is current! Only current members of SCBWI are eligible for the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards. Not sure when your membership expires? Log in at and click on “MY HOME” at the top-right corner to go to your Member Profile page. Your membership expiration date will be shown in the “About Me” box on that page.

3. Log in at and update your publication information on your Member Profile! Be sure to enter the name and publication year of your most recent book(s). Then, choose your publisher from one of the drop-down menus. For more detailed information, go to If you have any trouble updating, feel free to call our offices at 323-782-1010 during business hours (9 AM – 5:00 PM, Pacific daylight time Monday – Friday) and someone will be happy to assist you.

4. Already entered your book? The preview period will close on March 31 during which you can verify your book has been entered properly. If it is not, it may be that your membership is not current, it does not have a 2018 publication date, or you did not list a PAL publisher. Again, you can always contact our office if you are having issues. Remember, you can lodge your title for the awards anytime through the year.

5. We want you to promote and publicize the Crystal Kite Awards and remind people to vote! We just can’t allow promotion or publicizing of individual titles. For example, you can tweet, Facebook and otherwise state: “Don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the Crystal Kite Awards!” … or words to that effect. However, publicizing a specific title will lead to disqualification of that title. For social media posts we use #SCBWI19CK, and #scbwicrystalkites.

Don’t forget to read through the Crystal Kites Member Choice Awards page where you will find further information, all the relevant dates, and the link to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Christopher Cheng is the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards Coordinator.

Talk tomorrow,


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: