2021 Judging Panels

Every year, we’re fortunate to have a panel of judges who are plugged in to the world of children’s books in Wales and who relish the task of reading the books nominated for a Tir na n-Og Award.

We have one panel judging the Welsh-language titles in the primary and secondary age categories. Another panel judges evaluates the English-language books with an authentic Welsh background.

Welsh-language Panel

The four judges on the Welsh-language panel for 2021 are Hywel James (Chair), Nia Morais, Morgan Dafydd and Alun Horan. It’s their task to select the shortlist and the final winner. Click on their photos below to find out more about them and scroll down to meet the English-language panel.

Hywel James
Nia Morais
Morgan Dafydd
Alun Horan

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PANEL

The work of the judging panels is extremely important. Not only do they choose the shortlist and eventual winners, they also provide valuable feedback on all the books to both publishers and authors. The Chair of the panel judging the English-language books with an authentic Welsh background in 2021 is Jo Bowers. She’s joined by Jannat Ahmed, Pooja Antony and Alex Ball. Click on their images below to find out more about our judges. 

Jo Bowers, Cadeirydd Panel Beirniaid Saesneg Tir na n-Og 2021
Jannat Ahmed, un o feirniaid llyfrau Saesneg Gwobrau Tir na n-Og 2021
Pooja Antony, un o feirniaid llyfrau Saesneg Gwobrau Tir na n-Og 2021
Alex Ball, un o feirniaid llyfrau Saesneg Gwobrau Tir na n-Og 2021