Students in Grades 4–6 participated in the program by reading the 40 shortlisted titles (20 French and 20 English) and voting for their favourite in each category.
The winners are:
Beastly Puzzles, Rachel Poliquin and Byron Eggenschwiler, ill. (Kids Can Press)
Pickles vs. the Zombies, Angela Misri (Dancing Cat Books)
Dragouilles 21: Les Vertes de Honolulu, Karine Gottot and Maxim Cyr (Michel Quintin)
Trucs de peur tome 1: Perdues dans le noir, Alexandra Larochelle and Yohann Morin, ill. (Bagnole)
The Hackmatack Future Voices Showcase, featuring nine up and coming BIPOC Canadian authors and illustrators, also took place and was followed by Future Voices Mentors, an online session that included authors Andre Fenton and Rebecca Thomas, and illustrator Hatem Aly.