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2017 Books for Young People:

Call for Entry 

      It's time for our 2017 Christopher Awards Call for Entry! Please review our Christopher Awards’ Backgrounder and recent winners’ list, and submit your 2017 nonfiction and fiction titles that fit our criteria no later than November 20.

      To be eligible, books for young people must be original titles published in the 2017 calendar year. There are no entry forms for you to fill out and no entry feesSend three (3) copies of each title (as directed below) with a press kit, press release or catalog copy. 

          If your book will be published after the Awards deadline, please contact Tony Rossi at to inquire about the situation.  For already published books, Readers’ galley proofs are not acceptable. 

Send three (3) copies of each title (plus a press release or catalog copy) no later than November 20 to:

The Christopher Awards      
5 Hanover Square, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10004


Your 2017 books will be reviewed by the Christopher Awards Department. The 69th annual Christopher Awards will be presented in New York City in Spring 2018, to writers, producers, directors and illustrators in the publishing, film, broadcast TV and cable industries. 


 Thank you for your continuing support of our Christopher Awards program!


“After Sesame Street was launched, I was frequently asked about influences
in my life, and I always mentioned The Christophers. Thank you for
starting me down the road that led to
Sesame Street.”
Joan Ganz Cooney, Christopher Award winner