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: chair.YLG@cilip.org.uk 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 chair.YLG@cilip.org.uk.
Plus you can register now at www.cilip.org.uk/events for a free CILIP Webinar on Judges Recruitment on Wednesday 17 July.