The 2015 Willow Awards Winners have been announced.
Please see the winners selected for each category below.

The 2016 Willow Nominees have been announced!
See below for the books selected in each category and start reading!

The 2015 Willow Awards Winners

The 2015 Willow Awards winners were announced at the SaskEnergy
Willow Awards Gala 2016 on May 13, 2016
MacNeil Elementary School in Regina.

 
Shining Willow
Diamond Willow
Snow Willow


2016 Shining Willow Nominees

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The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers.

2016 Diamond Willow Nominees

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The Diamond Willow Award for titles written for upper elementary readers, (grades 4-6).

2016 Snow Willow Nominees

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The Snow Willow Award for books for young people, (grades 7 and up).

 

Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice - The Willow Awards, Inc. (SYRCA) is a volunteer-run non-profit, registered charity begun in 2001. (charity number: 87530 3919 RR0001)

The mission of The Willow Awards is to promote reading by granting a "Willow Award" to the Canadian and/or Saskatchewan book(s) voted by Saskatchewan students to be the best of those nominated in designated categories for a specific year.

In an effort to encourage participation by all children, regardless of the level at which they are reading, three awards have been established:

  • The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers.
  • The Diamond Willow Award for titles written for upper elementary readers (grades 4-6).
  • The Snow Willow Award for books for young people in grades 7 - 9.

 

Students may vote for their favourite book in any category in which they have read the minimum number of books required. Individuals may submit ballots - teachers or librarians, please submit tallies of votes.

In the first year of voting (2002), more than 5,000 students participated. The number of participants has increased to more than 13,000 in 2011-2012. Ballots and how to vote for the current Willow Awards may be found on the home page.

Participation in the Willow Awards is free to Saskatchewan students. Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice - The Willow Awards Inc. depends on membership donations and sponsorships to operate. Please consider a membership donation. Our charity business number is: 87530 3919 RR0001. Download a donation form here.

 

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