Anyone can nominate a title for the various YALSA lists and awards.
All you need to do is go to the page on the YALSA website for that particular list or award. In the menu options to the left, there is a link to the nomination form. Be sure to double check the policies and procedures for that particular list or award, to make sure the book is eligible and it’s the right list/award.
A few reminders: some of these do not follow the traditional calendar year. BFYA includes a few months of the prior year.
Also, do not assume a title has been nominated! I did that last year and was shocked about what had not been nominated. My own darn fault for not being more aware, by checking out the nominations list, but the title was so good I assumed…
Well. That won’t happen again.
So, go forth and nominate!