Event Info

In 2020 the UKYABA will be hosted by none other than YALC @ LFCC! Do come and join us for the Awards Ceremony to celebrate our amazing bloggers and vloggers.

Date:  Friday 24th & Saturday 25th July 2020

Venue: YouTube!


Event programme:


FRIDAY 4.30-5.30pm Vlogging Tips workshop with #UKYABA2020 shortlistees

Gavin @TheGavGav7 #BestNewcomeshortlist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChD0f9hEfDrWwuj2MmiEXIQ

Ashleigh @frolic_fiction #BestEstablishedshortlist https://www.youtube.com/afrolicthroughfiction

Meg @megwithbooks #BestBookishPostShortlist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdcfOxqUCHg&t=967s

Cerys @mcgonagalI #BestBookishPostShortlist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEcQWkEloXo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_DlSBAPcso  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5HrbW4UpiI&t=808s  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYj7WOgxggPd_LFoPWHo5Jw?view_as=subscriber


FRIDAY 6-7pm Creating Unique Posts with #UKYABA2020 shortlistees

Imi and Ellie @imireviewsbooks and @faerieshelf #BestBookishPostShortlist  https://beyondabookshelf.co.uk/2020/sapphic-masterlist/ https://beyondabookshelf.co.uk/2020/romances-for-valentines/  https://lilyandthefae.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/toptentuesday-fictional-follows/

Kate @Katelovescolour #ChampionofDiversityshortlist https://readingthroughinfinity.com/

Beth @BooksNest #BestEstablishedshortlist https://booksnest.co.uk/

Emily @ashortbooklover #MostInspirationalShortlist https://ashortbooklover.wordpress.com/


SATURDAY 3-4pm Perfect Bookish Pics with #UKYABA2020 shortlistees

Lauren @FictionTea #MostInspirationalShortlist https://www.fictiontea.co.uk/

Lauren @northernplunder #MostInspirationalShortlist https://northernplunder.com

Ben @bookswithben #BestNewcomeshortlist https://bookswithben.co.uk/

Amy @AmysBookishLife #BestEstablishedshortlist https://amysbookishlifeblog.wordpress.com/

Sammy’s Shelf @sammys_shelf#BestBookishPostShortlist   https://sammysshelf.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/warner-bros-studio-tour-london-dark-arts-season/


SATURDAY 5-6pm(ish) Awards Ceremony

with YAShot mentee Ellie Thomas and presenting authors Alexia Casale, Karen Gregory, Lucy Cuthew, Holly Race, CG Moore, Dashe Roberts and Katharine Corr (Chairing of the Judging Panel), plus judging panel member Tiff Lomas.

The shortlisted bloggers/vloggers who win will have an opportunity to say a few words in a short speech (we’ve set aside approximately 2 minutes). There is no obligation to do this.

Huge thanks to our sponsors: YALC, Bloomsbury Children’s Books,

Uclan Publishing,Hot Key Books, Walker Books, and Nosy Crow.


Hot Key Books logoUClan Publishing logo


YALC 2020 logo


Usually we’d be hosted at YALC but we’ll be back in 2021!

How to get there: Travel info here and check out the FAQ here (inc. accessibility info) and on our travel info tab

Tickets: Get your YALC @ LFCC tickets here! You don’t need a separate ticket for the UKYABA.

After party: An informal after-party will be held at the end of the Awards Ceremony. Venue: The Hand and Flower, 1 Hammersmith Road, London W14 8XJ.