2016 Call for Judges

Experts in children’s literature are once again being sought to help judge the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The call for judges opens on October 15 2015 and closes on October 30 2015. The selected judges’ work will begin in November when the first submissions date has passed.

A total of three judges are sought and the New Zealand Book Awards Trust, which governs the awards, is confident that terrific candidates will step forward and be selected. “We’ve always been delighted by the calibre and dedication of our judges,” says Trust chair Nicola Legat.

“It’s a very substantial job which involves hours of work, but they’ve always risen to the challenge because they believe in the power and importance of books and stories written by New Zealand writers for New Zealand children.”