The Amazing Book Awards

Shoreham Academy, Kingston Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6YT

Important Upcoming Dates

1st September 2020

The 2019 ABA Winners

Wow! What a night! It was fab! Were you there? Why not?

The 2019 Winners

2019 was our biggest year yet. In more ways than one! We had more students and schools than before ever taking part in the awards. It was our biggest night ever, and we were so delighted to be joined by the three of our wonderful authors, and of course, our fabulous host Penny Joelson.

It was certainly a close run thing, and until we received the last schools’ votes there was only two points between the gold and silver winners. Just two!! But we were delighted to announce that the wonderful M A Bennett was our 2019 Gold Award Winner, with her fantastic book S.T.A.G.S. Coming a very close second, and winning Silver, was Matt Killeen and his thrilling book Orphan Monster Spy and then in the Bronze position was Lauren James with her hugely exciting The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.

Photo by Miles Davies (C) 2019

MASSIVE thanks to all the lovely staff and students at Worthing High who put in a whole tonne of work behind the scenes to make the awards go so smoothly this year. Thank you also for hosting us. Thanks also to our wonderful photographer in residence Miles Davies. And of course final thanks to our schools and their students – because without you there wouldn’t be any point in holding the ABAs. Thank you for your commitment, your interest and your engagement.

And as we move into 2020 – Yes! 20 20 What? – We are super excited to confirm that the fantastic, wonderful and hugely talented M A Bennett will be returning as our host.

We’re really looking forward to the 2020 awards and hope that you decide to join us again. In the meantime have a great summer and we’ll be in contact soon.