The Buxtehuder Bulle
(English: Buxtehude Bull) is a renowned prize for youth literature,[disambiguation needed] established in 1971 by Winfried Ziemann, a book merchant from Buxtehude, a small, thousand year old city, located in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The city took over the sponsorship of the prize in 1981. The prize is given annually to the best children's or young-adults' book for youth published (written or translated) the preceding year in German. The endowed award of 5 thousand euros is named after the bull Ferdinand, from the popular work The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. The book author is given a small steel statue of a bull (German: Bulle).
The winner is determined by a jury of eleven young readers and eleven adults.