There are four awards:
Junior (where Captain Underpants and Geronimo Stilton are the assumed reading level)
Middle (where Inkheart and The Lightning Thief are the assumed reading level)
Senior (where Twilight and The Book Thief are the assumed reading level)
The shortlists are read from September through March.
Voting is held in March.
A Readers Cup competition based on a subset of these shortlists is held in late April / early May.