The Dromkeen Medal: Call for Nominations
The State Library of Victoria, home to the Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection, is pleased to be coordinating the national Dromkeen Awards, comprising the Dromkeen Medal and the Dromkeen Librarian’s Award. The Library is currently calling for nominations for the Dromkeen Medal.
The Dromkeen Medal is bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to Australian children’s and youth literature, and was established in 1982. The Medal was previously awarded by the Courtney Oldmeadow Children’s Literature Foundation, based at the Dromkeen homestead in Victoria. A full list of past recipients can be found here.
Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel, and the Awards made to coincide with Book Week, in August 2014.
Closing Date for Nominations: 16 June 2014.
Nomination forms can returned by post or by email to:
Reader Development Manager
State Library of Victoria
The Dromkeen Librarian’s Award celebrates significant contributions to the support of young Australian readers, and is presented to a teacher librarian, children’s / youth librarian or literature professional working in libraries. The award winner does not have to be a qualified librarian. A full list of past recipients can be found here. Nomination forms will be issued later in 2014.
Once Upon a Time: a world of children’s picture book art is currently on display, and is the first Dromkeen exhibition to be held at the State Library of Victoria. The exhibition runs until August 2014, and is free to enter.