2018 Timetable

6 November 2017

Nominations published

15 February 2018

Longlist announcement

15 March 2018

Shortlist announcement

15 March 2018

Start of Shadowing:

  • Book deliveries: shortlist preorders from our official book supplier

  • Publicity packs will delivered to UK shadowing groups and available to download


  • Shadowing group reading, reviews & shadowing activity

  • 2018 shortlist book, author & illustrator information, our judges’ comments and other materials

  • 2018 reading resources and visual literacy resources from CILIP CKG and Amnesty UK will be available to download

  • Watch, Listen and Read: read profiles and watch videos interviews of the 2018 authors and illustrators

  • Weekly email bulletins to shadowing group leaders

  • 2018 shadowing competitions from our sponsors Regular updates from our judges via the CKG Judges’ Blog

18 June 2018

2018 Medal winners' announcement and Amnesty CILIP Honour commendations – starting at midday

September 2018 (dates tbc)

2018 Shadowing survey

Shadowing website and resources

The shadowing website remains open year round. You can sign up as a group leader at any time to explore the website and resources most useful for your reading group.

The core shadowing activity takes place between the shortlists' and winners' announcements each year. Following the announcement of the shortlists, all features, functions and book information is updated on the website to reflect the new shortlist.