The mission of SYRCA – Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Awards – The Willow Awards, Inc. is to promote reading and celebrate Canadian literature. Each year, Saskatchewan children and youth vote for Willow Award recipients from finalists nominated in three award categories:
- The Shining Willow Award for books written for young readers
- The Diamond Willow Award for books written for upper elementary readers in grades 4 to 6
- The Snow Willow Award for books written for readers in grades 7 & up
Participation in the Willow Awards is free to Saskatchewan children and youth. They may vote for their favourite book in any category in which they have read the minimum number of books required. Individuals may vote. Teachers, librarians or teacher-librarians can submit tallies of votes made in their buildings.
See all the Diamond Willow finalists here: https://willowawards.ca/previous-years/2021/#diamond