On your mark, get set …

Reminder: Nominations open just after midnight tonight. Yes, tonight. That's October 1st, right? So at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you can click on our nomination form (which will be posted then, I promise) and nominate away.

The rules:

  • One book per genre per person. Have two young adult books you love? Get a best friend, co-worker or random stranger to nominate the other one.
  • Anyone may nominate. Anyone! This means you. And me. And that person over there, and the guy who cut you off in traffic. Or that kid you won't sit next to at lunch. Anyone!
  • The book must have been published between the last contest and this close of this one. In other words, between Oct. 16, 2009 and Oct. 15th 2010. 
  • The book can be bilingual, but one of the languages must be English. 
  • As long as a book has a nomination, it'll be considered. You don't need to try and nominate it over and over. The nomination form will kick it back to you anyway.

Important change! Read below!

We've divided Graphic Novels and Fantasy & Science Fiction into two groups by age. Similarly, Easy Readers is now distinct from Early Chapter Books. So you get TWO nominations in each of those genres — so long as it's one in each age group.

See you tonight!


Comments 10

  1. Sandra

    First thing I did this morning was get my nominations in. Can’t wait to read all of the good books this year. Great place to get suggestions for books for the grandkids.

  2. Anne

    Jitka: My basic litmus test is if it’s going to cost the judges money to read the book. The Kindle app is free and can be downloaded to any computer (or smartphone, which not everyone has). The publisher can then provide the needed review copies.
    But I can’t ask judges to buy an iPad or to upgrade their cellular service to read a book.
    Short answer: Yes to Kindle, no to books that can only be read in iPads or smartphones.
    UPDATE: I stand corrected by my organizers. Kindle books are allowed if they’re the eBook version of a dead-tree kind. Other electronic-only formats are still no-nos.
    I hope that answers your question.
    Anne Levy, Cybils admin.

  3. Sheila Ruth

    Mary Ann: sorry about the problem with the nomination form. It has been updated and you can now nominate separately in Easy Readers and Early Chapter books.

  4. Mary Jean Kelso

    Andy and Spirit Meet the Rodeo Queen was submitted but into the wrong category. It had been up in Middle Grade but needed to be moved to Picture Books. It just disappeared. Can you find and correct it?
    Thank you
    Mary Jean Kelso

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