How to Participate

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

There is a lot of information here, but if you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Judging Information

Who’s eligible: Anyone who talks about about any aspect of children’s or young adult literature in any form on the internet. This includes blogs, vlogs, Goodreads, and social media. Ask us if you’re not sure.

Important Dates

  • August 17: Call for judges
  • Sept. 9: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 21: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • Oct. 17-26: Publisher/Author submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • Dec. 29: Shortlists due
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners lists due
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced