Prix Enfantaisie (ISJM)

The «Prix Enfantaisie» gives children the opportunity to choose a book from a selection that they would like to celebrate.

The Enfantaisie Prize thus aims at two main objectives. First, listen to what children have to say about books and invite them to develop a critical look at this medium. Then, celebrate youth literature to recall its interest and complexity in a globalized editorial context.

The children’s voting is taken into account in two ways.

  • Those who participate individually read the 5 books proposed in the corresponding category and vote for the title they prefer. Each vote counts as 1 vote.
  • Those who participate in a group (such as a class) read the books and discuss the selection. On the basis of the arguments exchanged, they choose the title to which they wish to award the Prix Enfantaisie. This vote will count as 20 votes for the same title. This procedure makes it possible to value the exchange and the discussion between peers around youth literature.

The Swiss Youth and Media Institute (Switzerland) supported the organization of the Enfantaisie Prize for the first time in 2008, in partnership with Payot Libraire. For the first time in 2012, the «Prix Enfantaisie» is organized in partnership with Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS).