2020 CBCA VIC Branch Shadow Judges Program

The 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Shadow Judging trial program is an initiative of CBCA Victoria.

After a very successful call out, we chose fifteen schools and libraries to be part of this pilot program highlighting young readers’ opinions and engagement of the CBCA Book of the Year Shortlists in the following categories:

Each month we will share reading responses from young people across the state.  Will they differ from the adult judges?  We’ll find out…

Our Amazing Participating Schools & Groups

We are grateful to have some wonderful partners in this program.  A big thank you to our Shadow Judging schools and reading groups who will be sharing their opinions and their creativity with us throughout the build up to the official CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Early Childhood Contributors

Otway Marc Van
Brighton Grammar School
Girton Grammar School
Seven Seeds Book Club
Delta Road PreSchool

Younger Reader Contributors

Bulleen Heights School
Gladston Park Primary School
Melton City Library
Carey Baptist Grammar School

Older Reader Contributors

Ruyton Girls' School
Emmanuel College
Footscray High School
Taylor's Lakes Decondary College
Box Hill High School
Loreto College Ballarat



The sub committee and participating schools have built a handy resource list to assist our Member to run their own Shadow Judging Program or as an aid to planning lessons around the CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Members are asked to contact the office for access to this resources link!
Email vic@cbca.org.au with 'Shadow Judges Program' in the subject line.

With kind thanks to...