Awards Criteria

Download the 2019 criteria package here: SBA_Criteria_Package_2019.pdf

Submissions will open on September 4, 2018 for books published on or after November 1, 2017 and no later than October 31, 2018, except in the case of the Prix du livre français and the Young Adult Literature Award, which are calculated from a publication date of on or after November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2018. The Children's Literature Award will not be offered in 2019 but will be offered again in 2020. If you would like to be notified when submissions open for the 2019 awards, please sign up for our e-newsletter here:

Please contact our office if you need more information (306-569-1585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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