Regional Judges for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards

  • Job Reference: 00001140-1
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2021
  • Recruiter: CILIP's Youth Libraries Group
  • Location: South East, South West, North East, North West and Yorkshire & Humber
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Sector: Volunteer
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-time

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 (2023 and 2024): South East, South West, North East, North West and Yorkshire & Humber.

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

Experience of working with children and children’s books is key - as is the capacity to participate fully in judging and the wider award processes.

Candidates should hold current CILIP membership and be prepared to join CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group (YLG) if not already a member. However, as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, CILIP has opened applications to the Awards Judging Panel to non-CILIP member library workers from BAME backgrounds. Non-members will be given YLG membership for their two-year tenure on the judging panel.

CILIP believes representation and diversity within children’s books is vital, and that every child should have the opportunity to see themselves and their experiences reflected in the books they read.  We recognise that a representative panel of judges is integral to ensuring a broad range of perspectives, experiences and voices feed into and help to inform the judging process for the country’s oldest children’s book awards. 


Download the full job description and person specification here.


Benefits of being a judge

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 in assessing outstanding writing and illustration
  • Free books delivered to your door.


How to apply

Please complete our online application form by Friday 1 October 2021.


Apply now:

Please also complete our diversity monitoring form online here:



If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the Chair of the Awards Working Party, Jake Hope, at

And you can catch up on our webinar on being a CKG Judge here: