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Who should be the next Children's Laureate?

Who should be the next Children's Laureate?
Malorie with host Krishnan Guru-Murthy and outgoing Laureate Julia Donaldson at the announcement in 2013
14 January 2015

Malorie Blackman's time as Laureate will come to an end in June 2015 - but who will follow her as the next Children's Laureate? We're now inviting readers to suggest who they think ought to step into her shoes to become the ninth Children's Laureate, for 2015-2017.


Adults and young people aged over 14 can fill in the form here to let us know who they would like to see as the next Children's Laureate.


For children aged 14 and under, we have a very special competition. Tell us who you think should be the next Children's Laureate (and why) using the form here and you could win a chance to join us for the announcement of the next Laureate. We’ll choose two of the best entries we receive from children as winners, and the winning children will then be invited to join us for the Children's Laureate announcement event in central London, along with a parent or carer, on 9 June 2015.


To find out more about what the announcement event is like, read about 2011 competition winner Tilly Nevin's experience of attending the announcement of Julia Donaldson or young blogger Little M's blog post about attending the announcement of Malorie Blackman

A summary of all the suggestions we receive, from both adults and children, will be sent to the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017 selection panel - and you'll find out who the new Children's Laureate will be in June this year!


Posted 14 January 2015 by Katherine Woodfine


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