Children’s Book Week Display Contest Kicks Off April 24
In honor of Children’s Book Week, May 1–7, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader are inviting independent bookstores, libraries, and schools to participate in this year’s One World, Many Stories display contest.
Fifty winners will be chosen — one per state — and each will win a set of the 28 books that made it to the finals of the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards.
Displays must be up for a week between April 24 and May 7. Winners will be chosen based on the prominent use of this year’s Children’s Book Week poster, additional art reflecting this year’s theme, and inclusion of Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award finalists.
To enter the contest, stores must:
- Post photos on social media; tag Every Child a Reader on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram; and use the hashtag #CBW17.
- Fill out the display contest entry form, including all store information and links to the online postings.
- Share one to three display photos via Dropbox for inclusion in an online album, as well as a document with photo credits and captions.
Each winning bookstore will receive a full set of the 28 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Award finalists to be donated to a local charity; school and library winners will receive a set of books to give to their own students or patrons in need.
Voting for the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards ends on Sunday, May 7. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang will announce the winners at the 2017 Silent Art Auction, which benefits American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and Every Child a Reader, on May 31 at BookExpo.
Questions about the display contest can be addressed to Children’s Book Council Programming and Strategic Partnerships Director Shaina Birkhead.