The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the receding year.
Some important requirements associated with this award are as follows:
--> The award shall go to the artist, who must be a citizen or resident of the United States, whether or not he be the author of the text
--> Members of the Newbery Medal Committee serve as judges
--> If a book of the year is nominated for both the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, the committee shall decide under which heading it shall be voted upon, so that the same title are not considered on both ballots.
--> This distinguished award was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott.