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Call for Judges in the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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NZ Book Awards ChildrensIssued October 15 2015
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Call for Judges in the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
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 today and closes on October 30. The selected judges’ work will begin in November when the first wave of entries in the awards begins to arrive.
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.”
Application forms and background information can be downloaded from  http://booksellers.co.nz/awards/new-zealand-childrens-book-awards/2015-call-judges,or please email childrensawards@bookawards.org.nz.
 
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For further information please email childrensawards@bookawards.org.nz