An opportunity to become a judge for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards 2018-2020.

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Looking for a new challenge? An inspiring and rewarding professional development opportunity?

Youth Libraries Group Wales has an exciting opportunity to announce. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to become a judge for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards 2018-2020. This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in the UK’s most prestigious children’s book awards, the one all Authors would love to win. To be eligible you will need to already be or willing to join CILIP and become a member and a member of the YLG special interest group. The deadline for expressing an interest is the 28th April.


· The person who is successful to the post must be able to participate for the full two years.

· Training will be given before the judging starts but it would be helpful if the person has some experience of working with children and/or children’s books.

· Each judge is expected to read every title on the long list for each medal at least once. They will then re-read every title on the short list for each medal. This is a HUGE undertaking and requires commitment, time management skills and patience.

· Judges are expected to fully participate in the process and be able to critically analyse and assess books against the CKG criteria.

· Maintaining confidentiality regarding the process and eventual winners is crucial.


Our current CKG judge Martha Lee would like to explain how fantastic and life changing the process is…….


"Being a CKG judge is one of the hardest but best things I’ve ever done. The whole process is immensely rewarding; networking, professional development and making friends for life to the satisfaction of saying ‘I read 207 books in 3 months!’ to the depth of knowledge of children’s literature gained and the great honour of being involved in something so prestigious. I urge anyone with an interest in children’s literature to take up the challenge, it’s completely worth it! "


YLG Wales are always looking for new members to be part of our committee. We are an energetic and lively group who meet up 3 times a year to plan training day events. It is a great opportunity to network and a brilliant way to develop professionally. You can gain experience of chairing the group, act as secretary or even treasurer. There is also an opportunity to become the National rep and go to the national meetings in London. For more information please contact Alexandra Ball at