Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular and highly influential nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. Awarded annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children's book.
Previous winners include Levi Pinfold, Raymond Briggs, Shirley Hughes, former Children's Laureates Quentin Blake and Anthony Brown, and current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.
The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice. Since 2000, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has also been awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award. Colin Mears, a Worthing based accountant and children's book collector, left a bequest providing every Greenaway winner with a cash award as well as the coveted Medal.
This year, 2017, marks the 60th Anniversary of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and continues throughout the year - until December 2017. See how you can get involved.
Nominations have been announced for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 and can be found by visiting The CILIP website. The longlist will be announced on 15th February 2018 and the Shortlist on 15th March 2018. The winner will be announced on 18th June 2018.
Below you will find this year's winner and shortlist for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.