Award Timeline
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  • June - August 2017
Each participating school will nominate lists of titles to be considered for the award in each of the reading categories:

  • Braunvieh (Approx. 4-6 years)-picture books-Lower Primary School
  • Évolène (Approx. 7-10 years)-chapter books-Upper Primary School
  • Herens (Approx. 11-14 years)- Middle School
  • Simmental (Approx. 15-18 years)- High School


  • First Week of September 2017
Participating Librarians will then vote for the shortlist the nominations to 8 titles for the Braunvieh category, 6 titles for the Evolene and Herens category, and 4 titles for the Simmental category.

  • Second Week of September 2017
The final lists will then be open to comment and discussion if there are concerns.

  • September 2017-May 2018
Librarians organize reading promotion activities appropriate for their school and readers. Titles may be used within other promotional activities such as: Battle of the Books. Each school will organize student and teacher voting sessions to be done the last week of the month in May. Each school may choose to when to vote, but all final votes must be submitted via a Live Google Form by the last week in May.

June 2018
Winners of the Golden Cowbell Book Award are announced. Winners are contacted as soon as possible.

June-August 2018
Librarians submit titles to be considered for the 2018-2019 school year on the Golden Cowbell Book Award Wiki.