Events and Activities
You are invited to take part in our lively program of events and activities.
The Sun Project: illuminating Children's Literature
The 2022 CBCA Sun Project/Shadow Judging, which aims to engage students to 'shadow judge' the CBCA Book of the Year Shortlist alongside our esteemed judging panel is well underway.
This project is open to both groups funded by the Australian Federal Government RISE grant, and to interested groups from schools, libraries or wherever children join together to read the shortlisted books.
The announcement to the Sun Project choices will occur at the end of CBCA Book Week and will replace the NSW Branch Kids Book of the Year Event. Check it out on the National CBCA website. Young voices are welcome here.
2022 CBCA Book Week Display Competition
Are you creating your dream display for 2022 CBCA Book Week?
Take a photo of your 2022 Book Week display and promote via social media to go in the running for a $500 book voucher for your school or library, generously donated by Paul and Beth from The Children's Book Shop. Click here for details.
Night of the Notables
On the night that the CBCA releases the Notable list - the long list of books selected to be judged for the Book of the Year Awards - we hold a special event just to to celebrate these wonderful books and their creatives.
The Night of the Notables was on the 22/02/2022. Two much to celebrate!
AAA Professional Development Conference
In 2022 the AAA! PD Conference is an online event. The conference provides teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians and the general public with up-to-date knowledge and industry insights for promoting literature. It is an inspiring conference that includes speakers from all over Australian. This event has been running for over 25 years. The conference a book shop specialising in conference titles.
This Conference will encourage critically reflective thinking and provide a showcase of professional development resources to support educators in their role.
The Curriculum focus for the 2022 is identifying good quality Australian books to use with all ages.
Collide! a competition for students
Collide! is a competition challenging students to create a unique and original book trailer featuring a book from the 2022 CBCA Notables list.
By introducing students to the best of Australia Literature, teachers can improving student literacy skills whilst producing a unique and original book trailer.
This year prizes have been generously donated by the Rotary Club of North Sydney.
A monthly magazine highlighting our author and illustrator creatives and linked to what's happening now in Australian books and writing. Featuring guest illustrators, there is a bounty of information for kids and those who work with kids.
Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program
Calling all budding writers for children! Are you a yet to be published writer? Then this is for you.
Submit your manuscript. You may win the Cottesloe Mentorship by Cathy Tasker. They will also receive the Charlotte Waring Certificate. Fremantle Press are providing access to their writing course for the runners-up. This program is open to all Australian citizens residing in Australia.
Lady Cutler Award
The Lady Cutler Award is a bi-ennial award, administered by the CBCA NSW Branch, for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature. Submissions for the 2022-23 award are being received and the closing date is April 30, 2022. Click here for submission criteria
The 2020-21 recipient is Libby Hathorn.