Voting Process

Black-Eyed Susan voting will begin sometime in January. Voting runs through April 25, 2024 and closes at midnight. EVERY STUDENT VOTE COUNTS!  You can submit your student votes in ONE AND ONLY ONE of the following ways:

  1. Online Voting (Preferred method)– Use the links below to vote.
  2. Email - You can email votes to [email protected]

STUDENT VOTING: Click here for STUDENT Voting -Please use this link for students to cast their votes AND for librarians & teachers to enter bulk votes. All votes submitted at this address will be counted towards the final vote. Please do not post the link publicly.  We want to ensure that only Maryland students are voting.

SANDBOX VOTING: Click here for SANDBOX Voting -Please use this link to teach students how to vote, to create how-to videos, to make sure your school is listed, to check for errors before student voting, etc.  ALL votes cast at this address will be DELETED on a regular basis and WILL NOT count towards the final vote.

Schools Not Listed:  Email [email protected] to add your school.

Bulk Voting Submissions: Teachers and Librarians can input their bulk votes from the voting link.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Vote Tallies:

EVERY STUDENT VOTE COUNTS! Please enter the total number of votes for each title for which votes are cast and email the document(s) to [email protected] by midnight on April 25, 2024.

Vote for Picture Books

Vote for Grades 3-5 Chapter Books

Vote for Graphic Novels 3-5

Vote for Grades 6-8 Chapter Books

Vote for Graphic Novels 6-8

Vote for High School Books


Display this eye-catching badge to share the excitement that your school is participating in the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Program!

For questions, please contact Amanda O'Neill or Jessica Suggs at [email protected].

Guidelines for Participation | Voting Process | Current Nominees | Most Recent Winners | Past Winners | Order Stickers | Join the Committee