Enter the ALCS CKG competition: #MyCKGShelfie


Take part in the ALCS CKG Shelfie competition and win a full set of books shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021!

Parents and carers – we want to see your kids’ shelves and all their favourite books. We’ll be judging shelfies based on their uniqueness so this is your chance to get creative and show off your interior design skills too. Librarians and teachers, shelfies from your classroom or library are welcome too.

Post your picture using the hashtag #MyCKGShelfie for the chance to win a copy of each of the shortlisted books:

  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Hot Key Books)
  • The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Kathrin Honesta (Usborne)
  • The Girl Who Became A Tree by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry Books)
  • On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (Faber)
  • Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random House Children’s)
  • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (Knights Of)
  • The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Penguin Random House Children’s)
  • Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (Penguin Random House Children’s)

Let’s celebrate some of those favourite stories and magical adventures that are sitting on our kids’ shelves.

Devised by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway (CKG) Shadowing Scheme. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting creativity and literacy, ALCS is proud to be sponsoring the CILIP CKG Book Awards for the 14th consecutive year. The CILIP CKG Medals are the UK’s oldest and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people.

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a children’s book competition, so the shelves should reflect this. Parents, carers, librarians and teachers are encouraged to enter on behalf of their children/students
  • Post your entry using #MyCKGShelfie. You can share your entry on Twitter or Instagram (one entry per person applies across both platforms)
  • You must be following @ALCS_UK and @CILIPCKG (@ckgawards on Instagram) on your chosen platform and make sure you tag us in your post
  • One entry per person. We won’t accept multiple entries from the same account and anyone found to be using multiple accounts will be disqualified
  • Your entry must be posted between 22 March and midnight BST on 12 April. We will not accept entries after that date
  • By entering the competition, you grant us permission to use your image on our channels. We will credit any images used and you retain the copyright of any image you enter
  • We’ll be giving away three sets of the shortlisted books
  • Once we have selected the three winners, they will need to send us their full name and address so we can send out the prizes. If you’re selected as a winner, you’ll need to provide this by 19 April otherwise we’ll pick an alternative entry