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Children's & Youth Services | South Dakota Children's Book Awards | Voting Instructions

Voting Instructions

Voting Period: The reading of Prairie Bud, Prairie Bloom and Prairie Pasque nominees officially begins in the fall with each new school year. Awards voting beings October 1 and concludes April 1. Winning titles are announced during National Library Week in April.

Participants: Any South Dakota student in grades PreK-1 for Prairie Bud, grades 2-3 for Prairie Bloom and grades 4-5 for Prairie Pasque may participate in voting on an annual basis.

Voting Procedures: Students may cast a ballot for any of books that he/she has read or heard read from the list of nominees by selecting all of the titles they feel would be deserving of the Prairie Bud or Prairie Bloom awards. Students may vote for any of the books on the Prairie Pasque list that they have read by ranking them on a 3-point scale.

Casting a Ballot: Awards voting is conducted through an online survey. Students may individually cast a ballot for their favorite nominated books online at their school, library, or home.

A teacher or librarian may also tally and cast votes on behalf of an entire class or school. A parent/guardian also may cast votes on behalf of any children in the household that are eligible to vote. No one title can receive more votes than the total number of students indicated on the ballot. The ballots must represent votes made by PreK-2 (Prairie Bud), 2-3 (Prairie Bloom) or 4-5 (Prairie Pasque) grade students.

Confidentiality: The online survey contains elements to ensure ethical and fair voting procedures are maintained while also maintaining student confidentiality. Students will not be asked to identify private information while voting for any of the awards.

2017-18 Prairie Bud/ Prairie Bloom/ and Prairie Pasque books announced!

Voting is open October 1 through April 1.

Student Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

Teacher Voting:
Prairie Bud
Prairie Bloom
Prairie Pasque

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