The award is made biennially by the Psychologists for Peace Interest Group South Australian State Group.
The Children’s Peace Literature Award recognises books in which the main character(s) encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict and/or promote peace at the global, local or interpersonal level.
- The Award is the responsibility of the Psychologists for Peace Interest Group.
- The South Australian Subcommittee of the Psychologists for Peace Interest Group will have primary responsibility for raising the funds for the Award.
- The Coordinator of the South Australian Subcommittee of the Psychologists for Peace Interest Group will appoint a coordinator for the Award and a selection committee of at least four members, comprising both members of the Society and experts on children’s literature to be responsible for recommending an appropriate recipient to the Board.
- The selection committee will have the discretion to recommend that the Award be divided between up to three (3) recipients, which they consider to be of merit.
- A short list of nominees will be announced usually by late September/early October.
- The award will be presented at a public meeting in October/November, and will be announced in InPsych.
- Nominees need not be members of the Society.
- Authors who have published a book for children (up to 18 years) in the period commencing two years prior to July in the year the call for nominations is made are eligible for consideration for the prize. IE: 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2021
- Authors should be Australian or normally reside in Australia.
- A call for nominations for the Children’s Peace Literature Award will be made every two years by publication of notices in InPsych, advertisements in national newspapers, letters to publishers and notices in trade magazines.
- Nominations should be submitted via the APS website and received by the date set in the call for nominations notice. Upon submission through the APS website, the nominee will receive an acknowledgment of receipt of their nomination.
- Nominations will only be accepted from the publisher or author/illustrator.
- Nominations are made by payment of an application fee, submitting two copies of the book together with the nominee’s full contact details and a statement outlining how the book encourages the peaceful resolution of conflict and/or promotes peace at the global, local or interpersonal level.
In judging nominations for the Children’s Peace Literature Award, the selection committee will have regard to:
- the extent which the theme of the book encourages the peaceful resolution of conflict and/or promotes peace at the global, local or interpersonal level; and
- literary merit.
Value of Award
Successful candidates for the Children’s Peace Literature Award will receive an equal share of the award of $3000.
Closing date 31 July 2021 (this award is biennial and only awarded in odd years).
Publication Date: Books must be published between 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2021 to be eligible for this award.
For more information and to nominate, visit https://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/What-we-do/Awards-and-scholarships/ig/Psychologists-for-Peace-Interest-Group/Childrens-Peace-Literature-Award