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Randolph Caldecott Medal

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Eric Beers

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Original Medal
Only for picture books.

The committee is to make its decision
primarily on the illustration, but other
components of a book are to be considered.
American Library Association
Randolph Caldecott Medal
The bronze medal
3.1 ounces
2 and one-third inch diameter
It's not worn
Is presented in a cherry wood box for display
Engraved on the back.

Limitation to graphic form.

Must be a self-contained entity.

Published by an American publisher in the United States.

Published in English.

Published during the preceding year.

Artistic technique

Pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept;

Appropriateness of style of illustration
to the story, theme or concept;

Pictures must tell plot, theme, characters, setting, mood

Recognition of a child audience.

The book must be a visual experience.

Children are an intended potential audience.

The book displays respect for children’s understandings, abilities, and appreciations.

The Caldecott Medal and Honor may be awarded posthumously.
Caldecott Medal
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