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Calendar

The Golden Sower Award Program is active throughout the year. The GSA calendar revolves around the annual nominee lists. To better understand the Golden Sower Award Program, a calendar is outlined below.


 August/September



- Golden Sower Award Program Kick-Off: Students begin reading the nominees for   the current school year.
- Lists of nominees for the NEXT school year are announced so that librarians have  time to purchase titles for the following year. Publishers and authors of these    titles are contacted by a GSA Committee member.
- Volunteers begin working on the manual for the NEXT school year.

 October



- Winning authors and illustrators are presented their Golden Sower Awards at the   NLA/NSLA Annual Conference.
- Student participants are busy reading the nominees!
- Adult volunteer readers are busy reading. You can help by suggesting titles you      think should be considered and by volunteering to read and help select the final  lists of nominees.

 November

-Voting tallies/information is posted on the website for "early voters"
-Student participants are busy reading the nominees!
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 December/January 



-Volunteers continue to work on pages for the manual.
-Student participants are busy reading the nominees!
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 February


-Manual pages are due to the manual editor.
-Student participants are busy reading the nominees!
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 March

-Students keep reading the current nominees! The voting deadline is near!
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 April

-Voting deadline is April 15th. All votes must be submitted online by this date!
-Golden Sower Award Committee spring meeting
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 May

-Winners announced May 1st!
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 June

-Manuals for next program year are printed and ready for distribution
-Adult volunteer readers are busy reading!

 July

-NEW Nominee Lists are determined thanks to our adult volunteer readers.
-Libraries gear up for the next Golden Sower Award program to begin!