Cybils 2013: Looking for Volunteer Judges, by Mary Ann Scheuer
The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. These awards “reward the children’s and young adult authors (and illustrators, let’s not forget them) whose books combine the highest literary merit and ‘kid appeal.’”
Book Apps!! Volunteer judges are needed for several different genre of children’s books, including iPad book apps — that’s why we want to reach out to the wonderful community here at Little eLit!
Are you interested in book apps for children? Do you contribute to a blog on a regular basis or write your own blog? If so, you should definitely consider applying to be a Cybils judge. In order to be on the book apps committee, you’ll need access to an iPad with regular wi-fi access to download books.
The nominated book apps are evaluated by a first round of 5-7 panelists from October through December. At the end of December, these panelists decide on the finalist books, the top 5-7 titles of the year. The second round of panelists then have to pick one winner from this short list.
Being a Cybils judge is a wonderful opportunity to meet others interested in children’s books and to read some of the top books in the industry. Hope to see you there.
For more information check out these links:
- About the Cybils
- 2013 call for Cybils judges
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Cybils Book App awards: a handy definition