ORCA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Oregon Readers Choice Award titles. The link will be open January 1 through February 29, 2016.
Titles nominated for the 2017 ORCA need a 2014 copyright date. This delay ensures that the title will be readily available in paperback during the voting year. You can nominate a title here.
Oregon students, this is your chance to nominate your favorites. Oregon teachers and librarians are also eligible to nominate titles.
The nominations are reviewed by a committee of librarians and educators. The committee selects the final titles based upon a number of criteria, including literary quality, creativity, reading enjoyment, reading level, and regional interest.
Then what happens? While the ORCA committee is working on selecting the titles for 2017, voting for the 2016 titles will be open to students in Oregon through the month of March. The link for submitting votes will go live on March 1.
Oregon students in grades 4-12 can vote if they have read or listened to at least 2 books in one of the divisions.
The 2016 ORCA winners and the 2017 nominated titles will be announced at the Oregon Library Association Conference in April and posted on the ORCA website.