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. In the world of children's publishing, the Youth Media Awards press conference is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 2018 announcements will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT at the Colorado Convention Center as part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting.
We had an online pajama party for everyone who couldn't be in Colorado for the announcements. You can see a list of all the 2018 winners and view an archived version of the live webcast .
YMA Pajama Party Photo Promotion
We asked people to share their experience watching the Youth Media Awards on social media with the hashtag #YMApjparty. As in previous years, official certificates of bragging rights, signed by our judge Daniel Kraus, were awarded for:
- Best Pajamas
- Best Snack or Beverage
- Best Reaction Shot (as the 2018 winners are announced)
- Best Group/Classroom Shot
Best Group Shot also wins a selection of 2018 Youth Media Award-winning books. One randomly selected winner receives a $100 prepaid Visa gift card.
And the winners are:
Bragging Rights: Best Pajamas
Bragging Rights: Best Snack
Bragging Rights: Best Reaction
Best Group Shot
Winner of the Random Drawing:
$100 prepaid Visa gift card.
Rules: To be entered in the 2018 YMA Pajama Party Photo Promotion, post your photos to Twitter, Instagram or the YMA Pajama Party Facebook Event with the hashtag #YMApjparty from 7:30 a.m. to midnight MST on February 12, 2018. 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. If you want to argue with the man who wrote “Scowler,” be our guest, but we advise against it.
DANIEL KRAUS has landed on Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of 2015 (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch), won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler), and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Parent’s Choice Gold Award winner, Bram Stoker finalist, and more. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Also with del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea Kraus and del Toro created for the award-winning film version. Kraus’s work has been translated into over 15 languages. His feature films as director include Musician (2007 New York Times Critics’ Pick) and Sheriff (2006 season premiere of PBS’s Independent Lens). He lives in Chicago. Visit him at danielkraus.com.