IPPY Awards

International Recognition for Young Authors

Daniel and William are thrilled to have been recognised internationally for their second book, Fight for Survival, at the IPPY Awards.

After receiving an email 4 weeks ago advising they had won the gold medal, last week Daniel and William travelled to New York, USA to receive their gold medal for their latest book, Fight for Survival.

IPPY Awards

The International IPPY Awards in New York is in its 23rd year and considered as the Oscars of the Independent Book Publishing world attracting entrants from across the globe.

ippy awardsThis year there was over 4,000 entrants across 85 categories from places such as Australia, Canada, USA, UK, France, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland as well as many more.

The boys won the Gold Medal in the Animals and Pets section and were thrilled when their names were called out to be presented with their medal. Beaming from ear to ear the boys said it was a thrill to be recognised at such a prestigious event for the work they have been doing to save the critically endangered orangutans.

We met with so many wonderful authors on the night who shared their books with us, as well as their own stories in getting their books published as independent authors.

ippy awards

William and Daniel Clarke, winners of the Pets and Animals Section, with the Silver and Bronze medallists

Book Expo

Book Expo following the IPPY AwardsOver the following three days the boys attended the “Book Expo” held at the Javits International Convention Centre, in New York, where they met with authors, publishers and promotional organisations based in America.

“We met with several people who were interested to help our quest and spread the message about the orangutans into the north American market. We will have to see where that may lead”, Daniel said.

Daniel and William at Book Expo following Ippy Award

The boys are excited to be able to spread the message about the plight of the orangutans to a greater audience across the other side of the world and to start conversations about how we can all help save our environments for the future.

The more people we can talk with, the greater chance we have to save the orangutans from extinction.  Our message is of Hope, that we can work together, within our environment, for our future generations to enjoy, explore and continue to preserve.“,

William Clarke.


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