The STEAM Children’s Book Prize ‘from imagination to reality’

UCLan Publishing in partnership with BIS (The British Interplanetary Society) are pleased to announce the shortlists for the new children’s book prize – The STEAM Children’s Book Prize.

The aim of the prize is to highlight the importance of STEAM subjects and praise the publishing industry and authors for championing them. By providing children with engaging, fun, and exciting literature, they’ll hopefully be inspired to take an interest in STEAM further into their education.

This will be the first prize to concentrate solely on STEAM in children’s books and will cover all ages from 0 to young adults, as well as all genres and subject matters.

We have had a wealth of submissions from many different publishers and we’d like to sincerely thank them for supporting the prize in its first year. The shortlist reflects a wide range of subjects from Engineering to Fan-Fiction and we’re confident we have shortlists that will inspire and encourage a passion for STEAM subjects in young people.

The category winners and overall winners will be announced at UCLan’s Lancashire Science Festival in June 2019. The shortlist will be judged by Jake Hope (Children’s Book Consultant), Amy McKay (SLYA winner 2016), Lucas Maxwell (SLYA winner 2017), Rod Woodcock (Vice Preseident of BIS), Chris Welch (Professor of Astronautics), Flow Adepoju (Founder of MDMFlow) and Charlotte Eyre (The Bookseller).  More information here.

There will also be the opportunity for schools to vote in the Your Choice Award focusing on bringing Arts and Science departments together with cross-curricular activities. There will be downloadable resources available to support the chosen titles via the BIS website in the New Year.

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For general enquires email Hazel Holmes – [email protected]

*It was noted that whilst the prize aims to be inclusive, it wasn’t completely possible with the material submitted. We’d like to make an open call for more diverse writers and topics for 2020.

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