Thousands of Nebraska's students participate in the Golden Sower Award program each year as evidenced by the program's annual voting records. The award is presented annually at the Fall Conference sponsored by Nebraska Library Association (NLA) and Nebraska Educational Media Association (NEMA).
Three children's choice awards are presented annually:
Picture Book category (formerly Primary Book): titles appropriate for grades kindergarten through 2
Chapter Book category (formerly Intermediate Grades): titles appropriate for grades 3 through 5
Novel category (formerly Young Adult): titles appropriate for grades 6 through 8