2022 JMB

2022 J.M. Barrie Award

In 2022, the J.M. Barrie Award was presented to Jamila Gavin and the Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Justin Fletcher MBE.

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2019 JMB

2019 JM Barrie Award

In 2019, the JM Barrie Award was awarded to Sir Philip Pullman CBE. Other award recipients included Breathe Arts Health Research, Leeds Lieder, and Magic Lantern.

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2021 JMB

2021 JM Barrie Award

In 2021, the JM Barrie Award was awarded to Michael Rosen and the Outstanding Contribution Award was presented jointly to BAFTA Kids and Place2Be.

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2018 JMB

2018 JM Barrie Award

The 2018 JM Barrie Award was presented to Stuart and Kadie Kanneh-Mason, in honour of all parents who dedicate themselves to their children's creative education.

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2020 JMB

Anna Home looking out of a window, wearing a yellow sweater2020 JM Barrie Award

In 2020 we did our first ever digital JM Barrie Awards, presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Anna Home OBE for her work in children's television.

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2017 JMB

2017 JM Barrie Award

In 2017, we presented the JM Barrie Award to children's author and playwright David Wood OBE. Other award-winners included composer Liz Kitchen.

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Previous awards

Previous Awards

The JM Barrie Awards have been running since 2005. Previous recipients include Dick King-Smith, Judith Kerr, Quentin Blake, and Floella Benjamin.


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