The American Library Association Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards, are selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts and represent very the best literature and media for youth.
The 2019 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:00 a.m. (PT) at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle. We're having an online pajama party for everyone who can't be in Seattle for this year's announcements, and you're invited! Watch the 2019 announcements in real time with us via the live webcast, the livestream on I Love Libraries Facebook page, and by following the #ymapjparty hashtag.
As in previous years, we'll be awarding prizes for Best Pajamas, Best Snack or Beverage, Best Reaction Shot as the winners are announced, and Best Group/Classroom Shot. One randomly selected entry will receive a $100 Visa gift card.Facebook Event or post to Instagram or Twitter that you'll be attending the #ymapjparty! Be sure to use the #YMApjparty hashtag and enter before midnight CT on Sunday, January 20th for a chance to win. Twitter users can click the link below to post and be automatically entered.
YMA Pajama Party Photo Promotion
On January 28, be sure to share your experience watching the Youth Media Awards on social media with the hashtag #YMApjparty. As in previous years, we'll be awarding prizes!
Official certificates of bragging rights will be awarded for:
- Best Pajamas
- Best Snack or Beverage
- Best Reaction Shot (as the 2018 winners are announced)
- Best Group/Classroom Shot
The Best Group/Classroom Shot will receive a selection of 2018 Youth Media Award-winning books.
One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 prepaid Visa gift card.
Rules: To be entered in the 2019 YMA Pajama Party Photo Promotion, post your photos or videos to Twitter, Instagram or the YMA Pajama Party Facebook Event with the hashtag #YMApjparty from 7:00 a.m. CST on January 28 through 11:59 p.m. CST on January 29. Promotion is open only to residents of the United States. Prizes cannot be shipped to areas outside the United States. Decision of the judge is final.
Thanks to Baker & Taylor for sponsoring the 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards live webcast!
Check out the 2018 YMA Pajama Party winners:
Bragging Rights: Best Pajamas
Bragging Rights: Best Snack
Bragging Rights: Best Reaction
Winner of the Random Drawing:
$100 prepaid Visa gift card.