These awards, presented annually in the categories of Adult and Young Adult speculative fiction, aim to recognize the novels or book-length collections of Canadian writers (citizens or landed immigrants) of fantasy, with a cash award and a Sunburst medallion. Winners will be announced in September.
Here are this year's nominees in the Young Adult category:
The Night Gardener
by Jonathan Auxier
by Cecil Castellucci
Roaring Brook Press
A Breath of Frost
by Alyxandra Harvey
Sophie, In Shadow
by Eileen Kernaghan
Unlike the British Columbia book awards of Red Cedar and the Stellar Award programs, the Chocolate Lily Book Awards promote children's fiction by B. C. authors and B. C. illustrators. The three award categories for 2014/2015 were:
The winners of the Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice (SYRCA) awards, the Willow Awards, were announced on May 14, 2015 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. From the nominees announced last March, young readers have voted for their favourites and the results tallied.