Nan Chauncy Award

Nominations are now called for the 2015 Nan Chauncy Award.

The biennial Nan Chauncy Award honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children’s literature.

The Award consists of a citation written by the judges and a commemorative plaque customarily crafted from Tasmanian timber.

 ‘The recipient must be an Australian citizen, no matter where residing, or a person who has been resident in Australia for at least five years. In the case of a person who is not an Australian citizen, eligibility shall cease at the time when the person ceases to be a resident of Australia. The recipient shall be a person who has made an outstanding contribution, over a period of years, to the field of Australian children's literature. Such a person could be an editor, publisher, teacher, librarian, bookseller, lecturer, researcher, author, illustrator, etc. Nominees must be living at the time nominations close.’ For further information, selection criteria and a nomination form, go to:

Nominations close on 31 March, 2015.

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