Sahitya Akademi, which is announced annually, has selected the list of 22 writers for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar 2019. The approval for the selection of awardees was given by the Executive Board of the Akademi under the Chairmanship of its President, Dr. Chandrashekhar Kambar in Agartala, Tripura. The Award in the form of a casket will contain an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs.50,000.
- The awardees were selected based on the recommendations made by the Jury of 3 members each in the concerned language, in accordance with the rules and procedures. Awards were declared on the basis of unanimous/majority vote of the Jury.
- For the Bal Sahitya Puraskar, which will be given on Children’s Day, the Awards were related to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of Award (between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017).
- Yuva Puraskar awards were related to books published by an author who is 35 years of age and below as on 1st January 2019.
- Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar in Maithili were to be declared on a later date.