The Dromkeen Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature, while the Librarian's Award recognises outstanding achievement in supporting Australian children's and young adult literature.
The Dromkeen Medal and Dromkeen Librarian's Award have a distinguished history of over 30 years, with previous medal recipients including well-known children's book illustrators and authors such as Alison Lester, Shaun Tan, Andy Griffiths, Bronwyn Bancroft, Ruth Park and Graeme Base. Similarly distinguished names grace the list of past winners of the Librarian's Award.
The 2017 Dromkeen Medal has been awarded to Erica Wagner, publisher of Books for Children and Young Adults at Allen & Unwin, Melbourne.
The winner of the 2017 Dromkeen Librarian's Award is Megan Daley, the Junior School Teacher Librarian at St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Corinda, Queensland.