Our panel of judges includes an author, publisher, librarian and bookseller. We arrange our judging panel in this manner to ensure there are a variety of perspectives that provide insight on a book as a whole: its writing quality, its design quality, its appeal to readers and the book buying market.

We do not disclose the names of our judges to ensure our competition remains fair and impartial. We want to ensure applicants do not contact the judges directly in an attempt to influence the final outcome of the competition's results.