SYP Scotland: Shadow Panel for Scotland's National Book Awards
Organiser: Society of Young Publishers
Deadline: The deadline for applications has
been extended to 11.59pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Society of Young Publishers Scotland are
delighted to announce that we are partnering once again with the
Saltire Society to give you the chance to be on a
shadow judging panel for Scotland's National Book
Awards! We're looking for a mix of students, young
publishers and anyone involved in books to form four judging panels
for the 2021 Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to both get
involved with the work of the Saltire Society and gain a little
insight into how the awards process works, from the position of a
Each panel member will be given a copy of the shortlist for
their category in digital form (approx. 5 books), and you'll meet
up with your group via Zoom to discuss this in a book club format.
You should aim to read all the books in roughly three
weeks, so make sure this is something you can do before
applying as it's the most important part! The panel discussions
will take place during the week beginning 8 November
2021 via Zoom. After judging, each panellist will submit a
150-250 word blog describing their experience and thoughts on the
shortlisted books, which will be shared on the Saltire Society and
SYP websites. All readers will be invited to the Awards ceremony at
the end of November.
Please remember that this will require a lot of reading, and
each group needs to meet up online on an agreed date in early
November. While it will require an intensive few weeks of work,
it's a fantastic opportunity!
Application link here.