Outstanding Pennsylvania Author and/or Illustrator

The Outstanding Pennsylvania Author and/or Illustrator Award recognizes an author and/or illustrator who has made a notable contribution to the field of literature for youth.

Distinguished Service Award
PSLA Presidential Award
Outstanding Pennsylvania Author and/or Illustrator
Outstanding School Administrator (Building or District)
Outstanding Pennsylvania School Library
Pennsylvania School Library Innovators
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program

2022 Recipient: Jonathan Stutzman

Previous Outstanding PA Authors and/or Illustrators Award Winners



  • Members of the Awards Committee, PSLA Board of Directors, and/or elected officers of PSLA are not eligible to apply.
  • The nominee must be a present or former Pennsylvania resident or whose work represents or reflects Pennsylvania.
  • The nominee's body of work must show evidence of substantial and lasting impact on children or young adult literature.
  • Nominations for all awards must be completed by a current PSLA member.

 Nomination deadline: September 30th

Nomination Form and Scoring Rubric
Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of all forms via Google Docs. To download in another format, please use the File menu.

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Committee Chair ([email protected]).