Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Judges

  • Job Reference: 00000293-1
  • Date Posted: 2 July 2019
  • Recruiter: CILIP's Youth Libraries Group
  • Location: Eastern, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Be part of history, become a Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Judge

Are you passionate about children's books and reading? Have you considered becoming a judge for the country's oldest children's book awards? Many past judges describe the experience as being the highlight of their careers.

The following YLG Regions are seeking to appoint a judge to represent their branch on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards judging panel (2021 and 2022): Eastern, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber.

Experience of working with children and children’s books is key - as is the capacity to participate fully in judging and wider award processes. Candidates must hold current CILIP membership and be prepared to join CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group (YLG) if not already a member.

CILIP is committed to championing diversity, inclusion and representation within the awards. We particularly welcome applications from BAME, disabled, LGBTQ and male candidates, who have historically been under-represented on the judging panel. 

Download the full job description and person specification here.



Becoming a judge for the country’s oldest children’s book awards provides many great opportunities for CPD, including:

  • Networking with authors, illustrators, publishers and library professionals
  • Training and support delivered by experts in writing and illustration
  • Free books delivered to your door.


How to apply

Please submit your application by Wednesday 31 July 2019 to: stating which region you wish to represent and a statement on Why I want to become a CKG judge and how I am equipped to do so (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Please download and complete the application form here.

Please also complete a diversity monitoring form, which you can download here, and send the completed form along with your application.



For more information contact the YLG National Chair, Jake Hope, at

Plus you can register now at for a free CILIP Webinar on Judges Recruitment on Wednesday 17 July.