Bechtel Prize



The submission deadline has passed for the 2018 Bechtel Prize. Tayari Jones will choose the winner of the 2018 Bechtel Prize, who will be announced early in 2018.

The deadline and guidelines for the 2019 Bechtel Prize will be posted by July 1, 2018.

The Bechtel Prize was endowed by The Cerimon Fund in honor of Louise Seaman Bechtel, the first person to lead a juvenile book department at a US publishing house. To make a contribution to support the Bechtel Prize or Teachers & Writers Magazine, please contact T&W Executive Director Amy Swauger at 212-691-6590 extension 1001,

Previous Winners

All the award-winning essays are collected here.