The Red House Children's Book Awards were announced on Saturday. These awards are unique in that it is the children themselves who vote for them (from a shortlist drawn up by children's book groups across the country.) The winners were:
Younger children: Chris Wormell for Scruffy bear and the six white mice (Jonathan Cape)
Younger readers: Liz Pichon for The brilliant world of Tom Gates (Scholastic)
Older readers and overall winner: Patrick Ness for A monster calls (Walker)
All 3 books are in stock here. There's a nice write-up in the Guardian with a bit more information.
Another award, the Branford Boase, which won't be announced till the summer, currently has a children's writing competition attached to it. Find more information here.