CBCA ACT Branch eNews 2022 Issue 10
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CBCA ACT Branch eNews:
2022 Issue 10  :  October 2022

Welcome to Issue 10 of the CBCA ACT Branch eNewsletter for 2022. 

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Book Week 2023 : 19 - 25 August. 2023
  • Notables announced 28 February 2023
  • Shortlist announced 28 March 2023
  • Winners and Honours announced 18 August 2023    
For a full list of events and details, go to the CBCA ACT website Events page.

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Book Week 2023 - Important Dates
  • Book Week 2023 : 19 - 25 August. 2023
  • Notables announced 28 February 2023
  • Shortlist announced 28 March 2023
  • Winners and Honours announced 18 August 2023    
Would you like to be a Book Week Judge?

It is with great pleasure that we share with you that the applications for the 2023 – 2025 Book of the Year Judge are now open. 

We would love members to submit their applications to be considered for the next term 2023-25. We are looking for 15 new judges, 3 for each category with the exception of the Picture Book and New Illustration panel. 

Every two years, The Children’s Book Council of Australia appoint individuals with outstanding experience and knowledge within the children’s literary field. Judging panels are formed through application with merit-based processes applied. Each Branch will receive the applications in their State or Territory and compile a shortlist, which the State or Territory Branch returns to the Awards Administrator who will forward the shortlists to the Awards Convenor and Awards Committee for final selection. The appointment of judges is endorsed at the next National Board meeting following the selection process. 

It is for 2 ‘Awards years’. You will start receiving books in March/April 2023, that you will read and award for 2024. Then you will receive the new batch in March/April 2024 that you will read and award for 2025.

Please find below, the documents correspondent with the application. You will need to include a Curriculum Vitae.  For more information visit the website or reach out to the Awards Committee at  

To be an ACT Judge, please send your documentation to by Monday 28th November 2022.  Previous experience as a Judge is not necessary as training will be provided.  

Role Description and Selection Criteria
Application Cover Page
Conflict of interest Declaration

ACT Book of the Year

Nominations for the 2022 ACT Book of the Year are now open and close at 5pm, Monday 31 October 2022.

All the information on the ACT Book of the Year award, including the Conditions of Entry are available on the website:

Congratulations to Rachael Hind for another successful Reader's Cup.  We would like to thank all the Teacher-Librarians, Teachers and parents for all their work and the students for their preparation and dedication.

The CBCA contribution aired on Wednesday 19th.  It is a presentation about the Sun Project : Shadow Judging. 

To watch it, click here.

2022 Book Week Coin

Last year there was the 'Animalia' Coin.  This year it is 'Diary of a Wombat'.  The coins will be available from Thursday 18th August.  There are three versions:
  • 2022 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $15
  • 2022 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Special Edition Book - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $50
  • 2022 20c Gold-Plated Coloured Printed Coin in Deluxe Edition Book - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $85
They will be available through the Mint Shop.

At 2pm this Saturday (29th October) the Book Cow will be holding a "Book Party - It's a Kind of Magic, Stories and Spells by Second-Rate Sorcerers" to celebrate the anthology by Anthology Angels.  Come dressed up as your favourite magical character. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Don't forget that the Book Cow also hosts a storytime session every Tuesday at 11am. Registration not required, just come along and enjoy.

Kids' Corner October

. Meet Illustrator Nettie Lodge, 'Tell Tails' and 'Power of poetry'
. Book reviews
. Talking about the history of Kids' Corner

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Aspire and Celebrate

Saturday 29th October. 2 Course luncheon, Lady Cutler Awards, listen to the conversation between Bryoni Trezise, the 2021 winner, and our Aspiring Writer's mentor Cathy Tasker. What has developed for her in 2022?  Be entertained by Reece Carter, nutritionist become children's author, and hear about 'A Girl called Corpse'. For more information, click here.

StoryBox - Librarian Storyteller of the Year 2022

Is your entry ready or have you already sent it in, because entries close 28th October.  To download the information pack and resources, click here.  

The judges have been announced:  

Frankie Jaiyeola
Gabrielle Wang
Nikki Shaw

For more information, click here.


September From the Desk:
  • Shadow Judging
  • Thank you to Judges, Merchandise Co-ordinators
  • What next?
Click here for the full edition.

CBCA ACT Branch has switched to a new system.
Our new member management system, Hello Club, has gone live. This has replaced our existing member registration system and forms.

Through Hello Club, you are able to:
  • Renew and pay for your membership or any other outstanding fees
  • View past transactions and download invoices and receipts
  • Sign up to events (Such as AGM/dinner above).
For any questions or comments, please contact Justine Power via .
We look forward to welcoming you all in Hello Club!
Alternatively you can go directly to the registration page and sign yourself in and update your details.
Supporting Australian Authors and Illustrators 

Help support the Australian Book industry - Authors, Illustrators, Publishers and Booksellers - shop local and read local!
Members Only Access!

There is a new password for the National Website.  It was sent to current members this week and will be sent to new members after they have paid.  If you have not received it within a fortnight of registering, please contact us at
ACT Instagram Account

We have a new CBCA ACT Instagram account: 
We would love you to follow us! 

CBCA Instagram Account

The Communications Subcommittee recently launched a new CBCA National Instagram account @cbcaustralia (@cbca was unavailable). This, along with our Facebook and Twitter accounts, will be used to communicate our key announcements and to share interesting and relevant content with our members and followers. Just a reminder to use the hashtag #CBCA2022 when promoting any events.

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