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The Only National Award Created for Teens and Decided by Teens!

Books Published in 2021-2022

The Teen Readers' Choice Awards helps to promote reading and literacy in teens by highlighting their favorite literature of the past two years. Unlike other awards, this award is created for teens and the winners are decided by teens. Each year, the award will celebrate the diversity, challenges, beauty, and growth that comes from being an adolescent, and the books and authors who have made an impact on those lives.

2023 Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

You voted, and we heard you loud and clear!

Now it's time to vote on your semi-finalists!

Scroll to see some amazing books from 2021-2022.

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You may cast one vote for each category.


Teen Readers' Choice Awards is sponsored by Teen Author Boot Camp, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to teen literacy through community outreach, school visits, free books, in-person events, and much more.


To learn more about our missions and programs, please visit our About Page.

Thanks for voting! Your voice matters!


1st Annual Award Details & Deadlines 

  • Ages 13-19 are eligible to nominate and vote in the award selections.

  • Eligible titles must have been published in 2021 or 2022.

  • There is no limit to the number of books that are allowed to be nominated. When the initial voting ends, each category will be narrowed down to six semi-finalists.

  • If a book is chosen as a semi-finalist, the author or publisher will be contacted requesting complimentary electronic copies of each book that can be shared with the finalist committee.

  • In the final voting round, semi-finalists will be narrowed down to the top three books with the most votes, resulting in three finalists.


Nominations are accepted September 1-December 10, 2022.

Semi-finalists will be announced December 19th. 

Final voting will take place December January 3 - January 31.

All Finalists will be notified by February 3rd


The Teen Readers’ Choice Awards Gala will take place March 24th, 2023. 


All finalists will receive one complimentary ticket with premier guest seating to attend the awards gala and banquet in Provo, UT. It will also be broadcast live if finalists are unable to attend. Additional tickets to the gala may be purchased by individual or by table and include dinner and a program honoring winning authors and recognizing unique accomplishments from some of our teen writers each year. 


Each finalist will each receive:

  • A complimentary ticket to the in-person gala event.

  • An exclusive finalist lapel pin.

  • One digital award file for placement on a book cover or website.

  • Every category's three finalists will receive one each: a 1st place gold, 2nd place silver, or 3rd place bronze award trophy.

In addition, each 1st place category winner will receive:

  • A feature interview on our monthly online webinar.

  • Interview inclusion in our online classroom with a bonus expert-created book guide for access by hundreds of schools, teachers, and librarians.

  • Author promotion in a special edition of the Teen Author Boot Camp newsletter, sent to over 10,000 teen readers.

Teen Readers' Choice Awards is sponsored by Teen Author Boot Camp, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to teen literacy through community outreach, school visits, free books for author visits, in-person events, and much more. Learn more about our missions and programs HERE.

Red Carpet Event


March 24, 2023

6:00 pm VIP Reception
6:30 pm General Dinner Seating Begins
7:00 pm Awards Program

Grand Ballroom
Provo City Library
550 N University Ave, Provo, UT


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