Nominations are currently being accepted for the next Laureate na nÓg. A blog post at the following link - http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/blog/nominate-your-next-laureate-na-nog/ - provides all the information needed to make a nomination, along with a downloadable nomination form and a link to the Laureate na nÓg website.
Laureate na nÓg is an initiative of the Arts Council with the support of the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland.
This important project:
- Introduces high quality children’s literature to a new audience of adults, children and young people.
- Raises the profile of children’s literature in Ireland.
- Increases media attention for children’s literature in Ireland and internationally.
- Brings children’s literature into the mainstream conversation about books and literature in Ireland.
- Builds partnership and cooperation among various players in the children’s literature sector.
Laureate na nÓg 2012 – 2014 will be chosen by the selection committee which will include representatives from the Arts Council, Children’s Books Ireland, OMCYA and Poetry Ireland as well as experts from a range of relevant fields. The new Laureate na nÓg will be announced in May 2012.