Founded in 2003, the Kim Scott Prize honours the life and career of Kim Scott Walwyn (Oxford University Press Publishing Director) who died in 2002, and celebrates exceptional female publishers. In 2011, the Prize committee and Booktrust - which has managed the Prize since its inception - partnered with the Society of Young Publishers and the Publishing Training Centre in order to recognise not only achievement but also promise amongst women in the industry. The winner of the Prize will be awarded £1,000, sponsored by the SYP, and a two-day training course of their choice at the PTC. For the first time this year, the shortlisted candidates will also receive a one-day training course courtesy of the PTC.
The deadline to enter has now been extended to 5pm Friday 16 March, you can find out more information here, and so if you know an inspirational young woman in publishing encourage her to enter, and if you are an inspirational young woman in publishing make sure you enter yourself.
The 2012 shortlist will be announced at the London Book Fair (16-18 April) and the winner will be revealed at a ceremony held at the Free Word Centre in London on Wednesday 9 May.