Voting Instructions and Timetable of Events

September

  • Beginning September 1st of each year, nominations are accepted from students who are 13 years and older and are in grades 7-12.
  • One nomination per teen is allowed.
  • Nominations must be a specific title, not a whole series.
  • Nomination forms will be available at school and public libraries, or can be printed from the 3 Apples Book Award website. (nominations form)
  • Children will submit nominations through their school or public library.

October

November

  • The 15 titles receiving the most nominations will be placed on the ballot, and ordering information will be made available on the website. READ! READ!! READ!!!
  • Each teen must read or listen to a minimum of three nominated books in order to vote.

January

  • Promotional ideas for all nominated titles will be available on the website.

April

  • Voting will take place in libraries all over New York State.
  • Ballots will be made available at school and public libraries, and can be printed from the 3 Apples Book Award website. (Click here for the 2012 final ballots: Word | PDF)
  • Only students who are 13 years and older and are in grades 7-12, who have read or listened to at least 3 of the nominated titles are eligible to vote.
  • Each eligible teen has one vote, cast at either their school or public library.
  • Voting ends on April 20th.
  • Librarians will tally the votes and submit them online by April 30th.

May

  • The award winner will be announced on the website on May 10th.
  • Libraries across the state will sponsor events to celebrate the winner of the Teen 3 Apples Book Award.

June - August

  • Libraries will promote the award during their summer reading programs - celebrating the winning titles

September

  • Nominations will be accepted for the next crop of favorites

 

 


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