History Of Voting

History of the Voting for the Golden Sower Award

 Total Number of Votes Cast Each Year

 1981

 4,185

 Only one category - Intermediate/Chapter Book

 1982

 6,067

 

 1983

 18,238

Primary/Picture Book category added 

 1984

 22,199

 

 1985

21,781 

 

 1986

 29,733

 

 1987

 37,536

 

1988

 39,300

 

 1989

 41,851

 

 1990

43,878 

 

 1991

 45,555

 

 1992

 51,851

 

 1993

 59,688

Young Adult/Golden Sower Novel category added 

 1994

 65,080

 

 1995

 *

 

 1996

 58,076

 

 1997

 *

 

 1998

 62,020

 

 1999

 67,294

 

 2000

 62,710

 

 2001

58,287

 

2002

53,070

 

2003

 52,843

 

2004

47,471

 

 2005

62,357

 

2006

58,978

 

2007

62,375

 

 2008

67,001

 

 2009

66,648 

 

 2010

70,009 

 

 2011

 70,365

 

2012

 70,923

 

2013 

 73,128

 

 2014

 75,545

 

 2015

 71,317

 

2016

69,432

 

2017

 68,769

 

 2018

 71,939

 

 

*The voting information for these years is missing from the archives.  We will add the figures if they become available.