DUTCH AND FLEMISH CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZES

February 16, 2007

The Netherlands:

Golden Slate Pencil – major annual prize for the best children’s book (age under 12).

Silver Slate Pencil – runners-up for the Golden Slate Pencil (age under 12).

Golden Kiss – for the best teenage novel (age 12+). Established in 1997.

Silver Kiss – runners-up for the best teenage novel. (age 12+).

Golden Brush – for the year’s most beautiful illustrations.

Silver Brush – runners-up for the year’s most beautiful illustrations.

Theo Thijssen Prize / Dutch State Prize – a triennial oeuvre prize.

Woutertje Pieterse Prize / Dutch Critics’ Prize – annual prize for the best children’s book – with an emphasis on literary and artistic quality. Established by the critics.

Nienke van Hichtum Prize – biennial prize for the best children’s book. Awarded by the city of The Hague.

Flanders:

Golden Owl Juvenile Literature Prize – major annual prize for the year’s most beautiful children’s book. Established by the booksellers group De Standaard, the daily De Morgen and BRT (Belgium Radio and Television).

Golden Owl Young Reader’s Prize – young Flemish and Dutch reader’s prize for the most interesting book short-listed by the Golden Owl jury.

Book Lion – for the year’s best book, comparable to the Dutch Golden Slate Pencil. For Flemish writers only.

Book Cub – comparable to the Dutch Silver Slate Pencil.

Book Peacock – for the year’s most beautiful illustrations, comparable to the Dutch Golden Brush.

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