Shadow Judging Update
The Shadow Judging is under way for 2023. If you would like to be involved, it’s not too late to register. The CBCA Shadow Judging Project is an important way school libraries support students in increasing their engagement with a wider range of Australian literature. Students feel a sense of agency as they are supported to critically evaluate the literary merit of books against established CBCA judging criteria.
Your group will be interested in choosing a category to judge. You can find out more about the shortlisted books on the CBCA website.
There you will find links to reviews of titles and the comments of CBCA judges.
On our SA Branch Shadow Judging page (https://www.cbcasabranch.com/the-sun-project) you will find videos that explain the Shadow Judging process further and invite you to take part.
Once you are registered you will have access to the CBCA resources and the SA Branch padlet of resources. Our online facilitator meetings/workshops are scheduled through to August. It is an opportunity for our Shadow Judging facilitators to share ideas, resources and strategies.
If you would like to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shadow Judging: Book of the Year Awards is warming up for 2023. To find out more, drop into our national Shadow Judging website. (https://shadowjudging.cbca.org.au/)
The CBCA Shadow Judging Project is an important way school libraries support students in increasing their engagement with a wider range of Australian literature. Students feel a sense of agency as they are supported to critically evaluate the literary merit of books against established CBCA judging criteria.
The CBCA Shadow Judging Project fits neatly into the Literature strand of the English curriculum. During the project, students engage with 6 shortlisted books that are then “valued and appreciated for their form and style, and contribution to cultural, historical and social understanding”.
The CBCA Shadow Judging Project is supported through the Shadow Judging website. Here facilitators access resources and upload the creative responses of their groups.
Some examples of creative responses for the 2022 Picture Book Category can be found here:
Did you know it's not too late for you to apply for one of our grants that support schools with the Shadow Judging program? The CBCA SA Branch Shadow Judging Project 2023 Grant is available for SA schools with ICSEA value less than 1000. Applications close 17th March 2023. You'll find further information and the application form.
Registrations for the 2023 CBCA Shadow Judging program open in Term 1 2023. Registration is open to all schools and libraries. Book Clubs, reading groups and classes can all be involved.
The Shadow Judging program begins when the CBCA Shortlists are announced on March 28th.
Following registration on the Shadow Judging website there is access to the wide range of resources available on the CBCA Shadow Judging website and the CBCA SA Branch padlet.
Our branch is committed to supporting our members to enjoy a successful Shadow Judging experience this year. Our online facilitator meetings/workshops are scheduled from March through to August. It is an opportunity for facilitators to share ideas and strategies.