ALA Award & Notable Seals

ALA Award Seal Sales & Permissions

Seals representing ALA's youth media awards, Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, Booklist Editors' Choice and Top of the List, and ALA Notable Books are available for purchase in packages of 24 or in bulk. Electronic images of the seals are also available. In addition, The Alex Award and Teens’ Top Ten seals are only available as an electronic image for licensing.

Policies Relating to Seal Use

All Award Seal and Notable Seal images, Award names and Notable names (the “Trademarks”), and any all rights therein including all trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights therein, are solely and exclusively owned by ALA. You may not download, copy, reproduce, distribute, replicate, retransmit, edit, modify, link, excerpt, display or otherwise make use of the Trademarks at any time unless you have obtained the express prior written permission of ALA.

Publishers may use the full cover of the award-winning title with the Award Seal on it in advertising, marketing, and promotion as long as the full cover is shown. Seals may not be used as a stand-alone feature in any advertising, marketing, promotion, or on any merchandise.

Seals may only be placed on the media that originally won the award. For example, a video of a Newbery-winning book should not carry a Newbery seal.

Packaged Award Seal Cover Sticker Sales

Packages of 24 each of the following seals are available through the ALA Graphics catalog or the ALA Online Store:

  • Andrew Carnegie, Fiction and Nonfiction (Booklist/RUSA)
  • Batchelder (ALSC)
  • Belpré (ALSC)
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Booklist Top of the List
  • Caldecott (ALSC)
  • Carnegie (ALSC; available only in bulk, see below)
  • Coretta Scott King (EMIERT)
  • Edwards (YALSA)
  • Excellence in Nonfiction (YALSA)
  • Geisel (ALSC)
  • Morris (YALSA)
  • Newbery (ALSC)
  • Notable (ALSC)
  • Odyssey (ALSC/Booklist/YALSA)
  • Printz (YALSA)
  • SJP Book Club Central (United for Libraries)
  • Schneider (ALA)
  • Sibert (ALSC)
  • Steptoe (EMIERT)
  • Stonewall (GLBTRT)

Contact the ALA Online Store, or call 1-866-746-7252 (phone), 1-312-280-5860 (fax), international callers: 1-678-781-6508

Mailing address: PO Box 936239, Atlanta, GA 31193-6239

Bulk Award Seal Cover Sticker Sales

Pressure-sensitive seals are available in bulk. They are packaged 1,000 to a roll, and sold only in multiple units of one thousand (1,000).

Price: $175/1,000 seals.

ALA offers the following volume discount prices:

  • 10,000–20,000 seals = $0.155/each
  • 21,000–25,000 seals = $0.145/each
  • more than 25,000 seals = $0.125/each
  • more than 1,000,000 seals = $0.115/each

For example: the price for 10,000 seals would be $1,550.00.

ALA receives and processes bulk orders. Please use this
ORDER FORM.

This form allows you to order one type of seal (example: Caldecott Gold) in any amount. If you would like to order another type of seal (example: Printz Silver) you will need to fill out a separate form. We ask this so that we may gather the following information for each order:

  • Book Title(s)
  • Author(s)/Illustrator(s)
  • Copyright Year(s)

After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email (please add no-reply@emailmeform.com to your safe sender’s list). Please immediately check your confirmation email to verify that your product, quantities, and shipping address are accurate. If you spot an error, call PBD, ALA’s warehouse, at 1-866-746-7252 to correct it as soon as possible to avoid fulfillment of the error.

ALSC Seal orders over 200 bulk roll or 1000 needs to be approved by Courtney Jones prior to the order being processed.  If there are any changes or questions about a bulk seal order contact Courtney Jones at alscawards@ala.org for notification.

Licensed Award Seal Cover Digital Sales

Licensing Digital Award Seals on Book Covers:

Our trademarked award seal images may be licensed for use on the cover of award winning titles.  This will require a license agreement for your signature.  Please contact Mary Jo Bolduc mbolduc@ala.org (312) 280-5416 for details.  The price for use of transparency or EPS Image: $100 per 1,000 copies printed/produced for each print run that includes the seal image for the life of the book. 

The Alex Award nominee, Alex Award winner, Teens’ Top Ten nominee, and Teens’ Top Ten winner seals are available for digital licensing only.

Art Directors and Art Departments- Award seal images must be removed from licensed digital files prior to sending them off to other departments or imprints for use on other media. Licenses are granted for specific uses and may not be used on other media without permission.

Licensing Digital Award Seals on E-book Book Covers:

Our trademarked award seal images may be licensed for use on the cover of award winning title e-book editions. The seal image may only be placed on the e-book edition of the title that originally won the award.  This will require a license agreement (contact Mary Jo Bolduc) for your signature.  E-books must include the following language on the Copyright page: the date the book originally won the award and the ISBN number of that title on the Copyright page. A digital copy of the e-book must be sent to mbolduc@ala.org (312) 280-5416 for review before publication. The price for use of transparency or EPS Image: $100 per 1,000 downloaded that includes the seal image for the life of the title. 

Licensing Digital Award Seals on Translation Book Covers:

Our trademarked award seal images may be licensed for use on the cover of award winning title translations. Translations also require a separate license agreement (contact Mary Jo Bolduc), and must also include the following language on the Copyright page:

 “This title won the 201_ (Award Name) Medal for the U.S. edition published by _________ in 201_.”

A digital copy of this page must be sent to mbolduc@ala.org (312) 280-5416 for review and approval before publication.

The current price for use of transparency or EPS Image: $100 per 1,000 copies printed/produced for each print run that includes the seal image for the life of the book.