Nan Chauncy Award

Nominations are now called for the 2015 Nan Chauncy Award.

The biennial Nan Chauncy Award honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children’s literature.

The Award consists of a citation written by the judges and a commemorative plaque customarily crafted from Tasmanian timber.

 ‘The recipient must be an Australian citizen, no matter where residing, or a person who has been resident in Australia for at least five years. In the case of a person who is not an Australian citizen, eligibility shall cease at the time when the person ceases to be a resident of Australia. The recipient shall be a person who has made an outstanding contribution, over a period of years, to the field of Australian children's literature. Such a person could be an editor, publisher, teacher, librarian, bookseller, lecturer, researcher, author, illustrator, etc. Nominees must be living at the time nominations close.’ For further information, selection criteria and a nomination form, go to:

Nominations close on 31 March, 2015.

AGM - Monday 27 October 2014

Talented author Marika Wilson will be our guest at St Peters College for our 2014 AGM.

Champion Shorts competition results will also be a part of this evening.

We look forward to seeing lots of our members and interested literature lovers at this event.

Jan Ormerod

Jan Ormerod

In recognition of Jan Ormerod’s contribution to children’s literature, the CBCA aims to raise $5000 so that her name can be listed in memoriam as a major donor to the CBCA Awards Foundation.

Jan Ormerod was born in Western Australia in 1946. She developed her work to become a famous children’s author and illustrator, producing close to 100 titles and winning numerous awards. She inspired a whole generation of young artists.

Her numerous books include 101 Things to Do With a Baby, Lizzie Nonsense, The Story of Chicken Licken (CBCA short list), Maudie and Bear (Early Childhood Book of the Year in 2011)and Jan’s last picture book The Swap is shortlisted in the2014 CBCA Early Childhood Category.

We now accept direct deposit donations. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Download the donations form here.

The CBCA permanently acknowledges Benefactors ($20,000.00 & over) & Major Donors ($5000.00 & over).



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