Monday, 2 July 2012

Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award Presentation

Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award Presentation

  • The SCBWI Crystal Kite Award is the only peer-given award given in publishing for young readers.
  • Started by Chris Cheng, the aim is to recognise great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world.
  • Each SCBWI member is asked to vote for their favourite new book for the year.

Chris Cheng presented the Australian winners 
for 2011 and 2012 with sparkling crystal trophies.

2011 winner- Claire Saxby author of
‘There was an old Sailor’- Walker Books

2012 winners- Norman Jorgenson (author) and
James Foley (illustrator) – Freemantle Press
After the awards were given - the festivities continued late into the night!

From roving reporter, Wendy Fitzgerald