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Around Australia Shadow Judging groups will be locked their seats in anticipation of learning first, whether their favourite book in the category they judged was voted for the most by peers.

The wait is nearly over for the Sun Project: Shadow Judging Book of the Year Winners announcement, premiering Friday, 25 August, HERE on this website from 10:00 AM (AEST) (link will be available soon)

How to vote – 2022 example

Casting Your Vote

Each group only gets ONE vote. It is the responsibility of each Group Facilitator to ensure that a fair and equitable decision has been made by their group.

Once the group’s decision has been finalised the Group Facilitator can go to the website and cast the group’s vote. This must be done by midnight on Sunday, 14 August 2023 for the group’s vote to count.

When it’s time to vote each group facilitator should:

  • Log in to the website.
  • Go to the Group Dashboard.
  • You might want to click the Check my Group Details button to make sure that the category of books you are judging is correctly selected.
  • The vote button is only displayed for the category of books you have been reading.
  • Go to the the Read page on the main menu select the category that your group has been Shadow Judging: Either Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Book of the Year or Eve Pownall.
  • Click on the cover image of the book you wish to vote for.
  • Find the button Vote for this Book beneath the cover of your chosen title.
  • Click on the button.
  • Once clicked your vote will counted and the Vote Button will disappear.
  • A message will confirm that you have successfully cast your vote.

The Shadowers’ Choice Awards will be announced at the end of Children’s Book Week®, Friday, 25 August, 12.00 noon AEST. A video of the announcement will be hosted on the website.

Voting closes midnight Sunday, 13 August 2023 AWST

The Shadowers’ Choice Awards will be announced in Children’s Book Week® on Friday, 25 August 2023 at 10.00 AM AWST. A video of the announcement will be hosted on the website.

Creative Responses and Creative Visits are welcomed right through Children’s Book Week®.