'The Dame Annabelle Rankin Award for Distinguished Services to Children's Literature is a biennial award of the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia.
The recipient will have made a contribution primarily in Queensland, but services nationally and internationally will be regarded as pluses.
The Award is to take the form of a suitable certificate and a citation.
The citation is to be read at the Award presentation, printed in the newsletter, included on the web site and sent to Reading Time and the CBCA archives.
Only one Award will be presented every two years. The Award will normally be made to an individual; however in special circumstances the judges may make a joint or group award where a joint or group nomination has been deemed more appropriate than an individual one.
The Award is to be administered by a convenor appointed by the Queensland Executive.' (Source : http://www.cbcaqld.org/the-dame-annabelle-rankin-award.html )