Abimbola Salami and Diane Ewen were declared winners of the Jericho Prize 2021 at a ceremony on January 27, 2022.
The Jericho Prize, open to unpublished Black British writers, is a new award for writing for children aged four years plus (picture books) and seven to nine (short chapter books). Each submission must include a Black or mixed-Black main character.
The longlists were announced on November 12 before the shortlists were revealed on January 2. The winners of the awards in their categories are;
Jericho Prize picture book (4+) shortlist 2021
- Diane Ewen
Jericho Prize short chapter book (7-9) shortlist 2021
- Abimbola Salami
Check out the ceremony in the below video;
The winner in each category will receive £500, an editorial consultancy, and a design consultancy.