Apply to Judge

NABA is currently seeking qualified judges for the 2023 North American Book Awards contest.

Do you have a passion for books and the written word? Are you interested in recognizing excellence from among the multitude of books published every year? The North American Book Awards is seeking volunteer judges for our 2024 contest.

As a judge you will receive a collection of books to review based on your area of expertise and interest. After reading and evaluating each book you will then score it based on criteria that include writing quality, originality of ideas and stories, level of detail in character development or research accuracy (as applicable), quality of editing, overall impact on the reader, etc. Judges should be experienced readers but not necessarily authors.

Besides the collection of books which are yours to keep, judges also receive NABA swag, a certificate acknowledging participation, as well as fulfillment of service/professional development hours.

Submit Application

Apply by Friday, September 1, 2024, to be considered.