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 Awards.
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.
The judges on the Welsh-language panel for 2024 are Sioned Dafydd (Chair), Sara Yassine, Siôn Edwards and Rhys Dilwyn Jenkins. 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.
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 2024 is Simon Fisher. He’s joined by Liz Kennedy, Karen Gemma Brewer and Katie Rees. Click on their images below to find out more about our judges.