The Awards Foundation was set up to raise $1 million to fund prizes for the Children's Book of the Year Awards in perpetuity.
Donations to the CBCA Awards Foundation are tax deductible and can be sent to:
PO Box 172
Blackheath NSW 2785
ph: 02 9630 2424 or 02 4787 8492
fax: 02 9630 2594
Download a Donation Form
The plea to donate in Jean Chapman's name was successful. With the passing of Max Fatchen, another donation appeal in his memory is now happening. Please consider how you can help. Flyer with details is here.
The original prize for the Children's Book of the Year Awards was a camellia if the winner was female or a handshake if male.
Government funding supported the Awards for some time (1966-1988). This was followed by commercial sponsorship (Angus & Robertson, Penguin Books Australia, Collins Dove and Franklin Watts in 1988; Myer-Grace Bros. 1989-1993; Angus & Robertson 1994; Reed Books Australia, Australia Post and Social Book Clubs 1995) which made it possible to offer substantial monetary prizes of up to $10,000 per category to the authors and illustrators of winning and honour books.
Extreme difficulty in finding commercial sponsorship for the Awards prize money led to a decision, at the end of 1995, to set up the Awards Foundation with the aim of collecting $1,000,000 to enable the CBCA to support the Awards prizes at their previous level in perpetuity.
[Donations of $20,000+]
[Donations of $5,000+]