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The Blue Bird Award, has been bestowed biannually by Mladinska knjiga Group since 2012 for best unpublished literary work. Every second year a competition for Slovenian writers focuses on a specific literary genre, such as novels for adults or young adults, respectively. Blue Bird brings not only a certain publishing of the awarded work but also the highest financial reward as far as Slovenian awards for one literary work are concerned as laureate receives 12,000 EUR.

The Blue Bird recipients so far were Stanka Hrastelj (2012), Vinko Möderndorfer (2013) for Kot v filmu ("Like in a Movie"), a novel for young adult readers, Roman Rozina (2014), and Miha Mazzini (2016) for Zvezde vabijo ("Stars are Waiting"), a novel for YA readers.

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