The Only National Book Award Created for Teens and Decided by Teens!
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 Winners
Award Details & Deadlines
Ages 13-19 are eligible to nominate and vote in the award selections.
Eligible titles must have been published in 2022 or 2023.
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 August 10-October 10
Semi-Finalists voting opens October 15-November 10
Final voting opens November 15 - December 10
All Finalists will be notified and announced by December 15th
The Teen Readers’ Choice Awards Gala will take place March 22, 2024.
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.
One digital award file for placement on a book cover or website.
For each category, one winner and two finalists will receive an 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.
ATTEND THE ANNUAL GALA
March 22, 2024
6:00 pm VIP Reception
6:30 pm General Dinner Seating Begins
7:00 pm Awards Program
More info to come!
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2023