Eligibility & Submission

Books Eligible for Consideration

Typical developmental disabilities include:

For this award, developmental disabilities must align with the mission of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (e.g., if the character with a disability would likely be served by DADD rather than another CEC division, such as the Division on Learning Disabilities , then its inclusion is appropriate). 

Books Not Eligible for Consideration

Submission Procedures

Publishers are asked to donate 15 copies of each book to be considered for the award.  Books are distributed to the Review Panel. They are also donated to the host city of the DADD conference and to the Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award Special Collection in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. 

If you have books to be considered for the award, please email us to receive more information: dollygrayaward@gmail.com 

Book Submission Deadline: October 1 (odd years)

The deadline for submitting books to be considered for the award is October 1, every odd year (e.g., 2023, 2025, 2027). The award is given biennially in conjunction with the CEC-DADD conference (every even year in January, 2024, 2026, 2028).