Clayton’s Night is held annually in the month before the official CBCA Short List is announced.
Guest judges are asked to look at the entries from each year and pick their personal favourites. They don’t have any correspondence with the official judges, and their selections are their own. In addition, each of the guest judges only presents books in one of the five national categories: the three age-based categories – Older Readers, Younger Readers and Early Childhood – and the two general categories – Picture Book and Eve Pownall.
Guest judges are chosen from a variety of library and book-related occupations and enthusiasts and change every year.
The Clayton’s night 2017 was held on 23 March at Trinity Grammar School. This year Committee Member Meg Moores has made the People’s Choice Booklet available for all to view.
For information, booking form and other details regarding the 2018 Clayton’s Night, please see our News page.