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Golden Kites Awards Ceremony 2024

Feb 23, 2024

Online event

The kidlit Oscars! Live on Zoom. Free and open to the public.

The 2024 Golden Kite Awards

Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literature in seven categories:

  • Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Text for Younger Readers, Nonfiction Text for Older Readers
  • Picture Book Text
  • Picture Book Illustration
  • Illustration for Older Readers.  

The winner in each category will receive $2,500 plus an additional $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Each honor winner will receive $500 plus an additional $250 to donate.


Books from the NY24 Conference Faculty and Golden Kite Finalists are available at https://bookshop.org/shop/SCBWI