Freedom Through Literacy Award

Freedom Through Literacy Award.

The Freedom Through Literacy Award

The Freedom Through Literacy Award was established by Judith’s Reading Room in 2015 to identify and honor individual champions of literacy from all disciplines around the world — teachers, librarians, authors, researchers, educators — anyone who has done exemplary work to instill in others a love of reading.

It takes many voices to champion literacy and create a love of reading and learning. Judith’s Reading Rooms Award Winners who are individuals taking charge whether in the fight against illiteracy, whether it is an English teacher implementing innovative reading programs to encourage more students to pick up a book, or an author who has incorporated new techniques into his or her children’s books to make a child want to read just one more story before bed.


Grand Prize Winner will receive $2,500 cash
Judith’s Award: $1,000 to be awarded to the champion of literacy teacher, librarian or author 
Board Option Awards: A pool of $1000 to be awarded in different amounts to deserving champions of literacy with or without an Application based on Board of Directors nominations

If you are selected as a Judith’s Reading Room Freedom Through Literacy Award winner, we require that you agree to provide materials to use on Judith’s Reading Room’s website and social media. Such materials can include: video or photographs. Also required, a quote to use in our marketing materials. In addition you agree to provide updated information and materials on your project’s impact and progress.  Judith’s Reading Room continuously promotes award winners and their contribution to literacy.

The Application for the 2020 Freedom Through Literacy Award is available on line and the deadline for applications is July 1, 2020.

For any questions on using the online application, please contact

Winners will be announced on the organization’s website and through social media no later than the end of July, 2020.

2019 Freedom Through Literacy Awards

2018 Freedom Through Literacy Awards

2017 Freedom Through Literacy Awards

2016 Freedom Through Literacy Awards

2015 Freedom Through Literacy Awards