Contest Details

Moonbeam Childrens Book Awards 2021

The 2021 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are now closed, unless you have permission for late entry from awards director Jim Barnes. There is a ten-day grace period for books to arrive after the August 9 deadline, so you should still be able to enter if you can get books or a digital version here for the beginning of judging on August 19th.

To ask questions and/or to request late entry, use our Contact Us page HERE.

To visit the Moonbeam Awards entry guidelines page, CLICK HERE.

To request info about the 2021 Moonbeam Awards use our Contact Us page HERE.

This contest is for children's books released with 2020 or 2021 copyrights or that were released since October 1, 2019. The awards are open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children's books written in English or Spanish.

To enter, fill in all applicable information below. When you complete your online entry, the final step in the process is printing out a copy of your entry, along with mailing instructions for sending judging copies (two copies per category entered). If you've entered an ebook category, you will be directed to an upload tool for submitting your ebook after checkout.

To contact the contest director use our Contact Us page HERE.

Program: Moonbeam
Price: $95.00 per category

Entry Information

* all fields are required
Book Title:
Click on Box to Select a Category - Fee is Charged for Each Category Selected:
General Categories
 01. Board Book/Cloth Book
 02. Alphabet/Counting Book
 03. Book Arts/Pop-up/Cut-out
 04. Activity Book 1 - Games, Arts & Crafts, etc.
 05. Activity Book 2 - Educational, Science, History
 06. Best Illustrator
 07. Picture Book - Preschool
 08. Picture Book - 4-8 Year Old
 09. Picture Book - All Ages
 10. Juvenile Fiction - Early Reader/1st Chapter books
 11. Pre-Teen Fiction - General
 12. Pre-Teen Fiction - Fantasy
 13. Pre-Teen Fiction - Mystery
 14. Pre-Teen Fiction - Historical/Cultural
 15. Pre-Teen Fiction - Mature Issues
 16. Young Adult Fiction - General
 17. Young Adult Fiction - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
 18. Young Adult Fiction - Horror/Mystery
 19. Young Adult Fiction - Historical/Cultural
 20. Young Adult Fiction - Religion/Spirituality
 21. Young Adult Fiction - Mature Issues
 22. Children's Poetry
 23. Non-Fiction - Picture book
 24. Non-Fiction - Chapter book
 25. Animals/Pets - Fiction
 26. Animals/Pets - Non-Fiction
 27. Social Activism
 28. Comic/Graphic Novel
 29. Religion/Spirituality
 30. Holiday
 31. Book with Merchandise (plush toy, etc.)
 32. Spanish Language
 33. Environmental Issues
 34. Health Issues
 35. Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem
 36. Best First Book - Picture Book (First Book by the Author or the Illustrator)
 37. Best First Book - Chapter Book
 38. Best Book by Youth Author (under 18)
 39. Best Book Series - Picture Book (Series categories require at least two volumes, but you pay one fee)
 40. Best Book Series - Chapter Book
 41. Best Book Series - Non-Fiction
 Ebook 1. Children's Picture Book
 Ebook 2. Picture Book - Enhanced (includes embedded audio, video, animations, etc.)
 Ebook 3. Pre-Teen Fiction
 Ebook 4. Young Adult Fiction