Information for Bloggers

There are numerous ways bloggers can participate in the Cybils Awards. You can:

Explore this section of the website put together just for bloggers, and you’ll find out everything you need to know about Cybils participation!

Judging Overview


Who’s eligible: Anyone who contributes regularly to a blog about any aspect of children’s or young adult literature. Regularly pretty much means at least once a month or so, but there are always exceptions. Ask us if you’re not sure.

Important Dates

  • Mid-August: Call for judges
  • Sept. 14: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 19: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • October 16-25: Publisher submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • Dec. 29: Short lists due
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced