The purposes of the Goldfinch Award:
Nature of award : Engraved plaque
Frequency and/or number of awards given: 1 each year
Funding from sale of posters, bookmarks and label supplies for award books.
Process for nominations (including dates/time frames)
· Books chosen for the master list are those written within the last five years. Titles are fiction or nonfiction, with a wide range of interests and reading levels appropriate for children in grades preschool through three. No textbooks are included.
Process for selecting winner (including dates/time frames)
1. Students must read at least five titles to be eligible to vote. It is acceptable for students
to read these themselves or have heard them read aloud.
2. Students may vote for only one title and may not vote for any title they have not read or heard read.
3. Voting will be conducted on ballots produced by each attendance center. Each participating school will send the results by web ballot unless another method is designated by the Goldfinch Award chair. There will be a voting template available created by the Goldfinch Award chair for those attendance centers who wish to use them. Students can then suggest titles for upcoming Goldfinch reading lists at this same time.
Process for notification (and if can’t reach winner in timely manner what is procedure)
(including dates/time frames)
Requirements of winners, if any, with details as to compliance follow-up procedures