SLYA 2022


We announced that in 2022 the SLYA would be split into two categories; primary and secondary, with those who work with a mixed age range able to choose the most relevant category. 

There's some brief information below, and the nomination forms and guidelines are available for download.

We look forward to seeing the nominations all come in over the next few months. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

We are pleased to now have a separate category for primary school library staff. The judges will be looking for work in the same areas as the secondary category, but will be able to take into account the different contexts that exist in a primary school. 

This category is proudly sponsored by Authors Abroad

Authors Abroad are passionate about engaging people with the joy of the written and spoken word. They arrange top quality author, poet, illustrator and storyteller visits.

The Secondary category of the SLYA is continuing in much the same way as previous years. 

We are still trying to secure sponsorship for this secondary category. If you'd like to know more, please contact Elly Roberts at