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Nan Chauncy Award
or Nan Chauncy : CBCA Tasmania ; or Distinguished Services to Children's Literature in Tasmania
Subcategory of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards
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History

Named after the award-winning Tasmanian author of children’s books, the Nan Chauncy Award was created by the Children's Book Council of Australia to honour people who, like Nan Chauncy, have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children's literature.

The Nan Chauncy Award consists of two parts:

— A citation written by the judges

— A commemorative plaque, generally made of Tasmanian timber.

From 1983 to 1998 the Award was presented every five years. From 1999, it has been given biennially.

Notes

  • This Children's Book Council of Australia award is named after the noted Tasmanian author of children's books. It honours people who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children's literature.

    From 1983 to 1998 the Award was presented quinquennially. At the Council's AGM in 1999, it was decided that the Nan Chauncy Award be given biennially, in even-numbered years, from 2000.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2021

Year: 2019

Year: 2017

winner Mem Fox

Year: 2015

Year: 2012

winner Robyn Sheahan-Bright for Outstanding Services to Children’s Literature in Australia

Works About this Award

Reece Wins Top Award in Children's Literature 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 May 2010; (p. 6)
Nan Chauncy Award 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 19)
The Nan Chauncy Award Margaret Wild , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 52 no. 4 2008; (p. 18)
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