Significant Contribution to Scottish Children’s Literature Award (SCA) in Association with Browns Books for Students

The Significant Contribution Award is a new honour awarded annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who have had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland.

The author or illustrator is an individual with a great backlist, a long record of engaging with their audience and meaningful engagement with the writing community.

The learning professional is a teacher or librarian who is going above and beyond the call of duty to pass on the Reading for Pleasure message to the next generation and who works tirelessly to inspire children to read and write.


We need your help!

We need your help to find these great individuals! Do you work with somebody who works tirelessly to inspire children and young people to read? Tell us about them!

Fill in our submissions forms for learning professionals and/or authors/illustrators and send them to us any time before 17 February 2017.

We have criteria ready to guide you, but if you have any questions, please just get in touch at

Please note: Only learning professionals can nominate an author/illustrator. If you would like to nominate more than one author/illustrator, please complete a separate form for each nominee.

Key dates

  • 31 August 2016: open for nominations
  • 17 February 2017: deadline for submissions
  • 1 June 2017: ceremony to announce the winners of both categories


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