Important Dates

Our provisional timeline for the 2021-22 cycle can be found below. Please note that dates may change due to unexpected circumstances, although we will let participating schools know as soon as possible if we have to make a change.

23 Sep 2021

2021-22 Spark! School Book Award launch event

01 Oct 2021

Deadline for applications to join shortlisting panels

04 Oct 2021

Shortlisting panels revealed

15 Oct 2021

Deadline for publisher book submissions

18 Oct 2021

Shortlisting panel training session

01 Dec 2021

12 Books of Christmas (longlisted books) revealed from this date

17 Dec 2021

Deadline for schools to join the awards

Mid Jan 2022

Shortlisted books revealed

30 Jan 2022

Deadline for schools to place orders for additional shortlisted books at 30% discount

Mar/Apr 2022

Online author visits take place. Details will be circulated once the shortlist has been revealed

06 June 2022

Voting opens

10 June 2022

Competition entry deadline

24 June 2022

Voting deadline

30 June 2022

Online award ceremony