Notable Children's Digital Media Submission Process

The charge of the Notable Children's Digital Media Committee is to evaluate, select, annotate and present a list of notable digital media of interest to children which is updated on a continual basis. 

How to submit media for consideration for the Notable Children's Learning Digital Media Award

  • The committee is only considering media released between January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. Review the terms and criteria (see below)
  • Please download and complete the Information Verification Submission Form for each entry. [DOC, PDF]
  • Mail one copy of the media and a completed form to the ALSC office (ATTN: EELDM, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611-2795).
  • Mail one copy of the media and a completed form to the committee chair. Address information can be found on the Information Verification Form. ALSC membership is not a requirement to submit your work and there is no entry fee for the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award.

Please note:

The ALSC office requests one copy be sent to the ALSC office and one copy to the committee chair. Standards are in place for the committee members to review and share submissions. If you are submitting for multiple awards, only one copy needs to be sent to the ALSC office.

Neither the ALSC office nor the committee chair can confirm receipt of submissions. If you would like to confirm delivery receipt of your submission please use a tracking number for your package. Submissions that are dropped off in- person to the ALSC office will not be accepted.

The ALSC office cannot answer eligibility questions or advise on which award or committee your submission is eligible for. It is up to you to review the terms and criteria and if you feel you qualify, submit as appropriate. Eligibility is determined by the committee and is confidential.

The book and media awards are announced each year at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in January. The materials received by the ALSC office throughout the year will be used for ALSC’s Bookapalooza Program. The Bookapalooza Program selects three libraries to receive a Bookapalooza collection of these materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their library service to children and families.

Deadline for submitting works is December 31, 2019.