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In consonance with its commitment to defend and foster the use of the Spanish language in all its authentic variations, the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) has instituted the Campoy-Ada award, named in honor of two of its members, in support of quality literature for children and young adults.

The objective of this award is to recognize works in the field of children’s and youth literature that stand out for the originality of their idea, their artistic and literary achievement, and the excellent use of Spanish language.

Books for children or youth in multiple categories, published in Spanish, or in a bilingual version that includes Spanish, in the United States or Puerto Rico, are eligible. Please review the full eligibility requirements for more details. The call for submissions will be biennial from 2019 onwards. Books published in the years 2020, 2019, and 2018 can submitted before December 31st, 2020.

Award winning books, as well as all books submitted to the Premio Campoy-Ada, will become a part of the permanent children’s literature collections of Arne Nixon Center, Fresno State University, Fresno, California and the Regensberger Children’s Literature Library at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Both universities are keeping archives with all the books, other publications, photos and recordings as well as meaningful objects related to the lives and work of Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy.


Respondiendo a su compromiso por defender y propiciar el uso del español en todas sus variantes auténticas y la difusión de literatura de calidad desde la infancia, la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE) ha instituido este premio cuyo nombre honra a dos de sus miembros.

El objetivo de este premio es reconocer en el campo de la literatura infantil y juvenil, obras que destaquen por la originalidad de la su idea, su realización literaria y artística y por el uso excelente del lenguaje.

Podrán aspirar a las distintas categorías libros publicados en español, o en versión bilingüe que incluya el español, en los Estados Unidos o Puerto Rico, dentro de los tres años previos a la convocatoria. La convocatoria será bienal a partir del año 2019. Queda abierta la recepción de libros publicados en los años 2020, 2019, y 2018. La fecha tope de recepción será el 31 de diciembre 2020.