The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international distinction given to authors and illustrators of children's books.  Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature.

The 2016 Jury, selected by IBBY's Executive Committee from nominations made by its national sections, comprises the following ten distinguished members from across the globe.  Jury President Patricia Aldana (Toronto, Canada) led the Jury to select the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen awards.

The Jury President guided the judging process and presided at the Jury meeting in January 2016. The shortlist was disseminated immediately following the Jury meeting and the winners were announced at the IBBY Press Conference at the Bologna Children's Book Fair on 4 April 2016. The medals were presented to the winners at the 35th IBBY World Congress in Auckland, New Zealand on 20 August 2016. 

Presentation of Hans Christian Andersen Award 2016 - Auckland, New Zealand

IBBY Announces Winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award

HCAA Shortlist 2016

HCAA Nominees 2016

HCAA Jury 2016