CLPE nominated for prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for the second year running!
We are thrilled to announce that CLPE has been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) for contributions to children’s literacy for the second time in two years.
The ALMA is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award is given annually and is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature. An expert jury selects the winner from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world.
CLPE's Chief Executive, Louise Johns-Shepherd said:
"To be on this list again this year and to be the only UK organisation nominated is such an honour. In 2022 CLPE celebrates fifty years of working to support literacy learning and we are delighted that the work we do to highlight the importance of quality children's literature has been recognised again for this prestigious award."
We are so grateful for all the support we receive from teachers, schools, publishers, authors, illustrators and more, but we would like to say a big thank you to the Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Garfield-Weston Foundation for their invaluable support.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world's largest award for children's and young adult literature. The award, which amounts to SEK 5 million, is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. The award is designed to promote interest in children's and young adult literature. The UN convention of rights of the child is the foundation of the ALMA's work. An expert jury selects the laureate(s) from candidates nominated by institutions and organisations all over the world. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was founded by the Swedish government in 2002 and is administrated by the Swedish Arts Council