SLYA 2022

BIG NEWS FOR 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. 

Submission deadline: 8th November 2021


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. 

This category is proudly sponsored by the Foyle Foundation.

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making Trust supporting UK charities which, since its formation in 2001, has become a major funder of the Arts and Learning. The Foundation also operates a community small grants programme and a national school library improvement scheme.