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2018 Golden Crown Literary Awards

Call for Judges

Applications for Judges for the 2018 Golden Crown Literary Awards is now open until August 20, 2017.  Both members and non-members of the GCLS are eligible to apply to be judges.

In 2016, the Board of Directors commissioned an independent review of the awards process. The Independent Review Committee has proposed, and the Board has agreed to, several changes to be implemented in the 2018 Awards cycle. Click on the Awards Changes link to see a summary of the changes.

Read through the Judging Process, Rules and Regulations page then click on the link at the bottom of this page to begin the application process. You will be asked to fill in your personal information, select five preferred categories and agree to the terms & conditions of the Judge's Agreement.

We'll give consideration to all interested parties in a fair, equitable, and professional manner. We have categories that span a vast array of genres, so there is something that should pique many interests. All categories will have up to five  judges assigned.

All judges selected will be notified via email regarding category assignment(s). Judging and scoring must be completed no later than April 15, 2018. No exceptions.

All judges will be required to attend two one-hour webinar sessions in order to participate in the judging process.  The  webinars will include judging process, a walk-through of the evaluation forms and how to use the online Awards Management/Judging system.

Judges and other members have provided excellent feedback in previous years. You've spoken and we've listened. Thus, as Awards Administrators, we pledge the following:

  • Barring unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control, all posted deadlines will be met;
  • Appropriate training will be provided to judges regarding the evaluation process and the use of our online judging platform;
  • We will be available for questions concerning any aspect of the judging process;
  • Any and all emails sent to awards@goldencrown.org will receive a response within 24 hours of receipt (holidays excluded). Questions and problems will be addressed as quickly as possible and with frequent updates to the requester to ensure that there is a clear line of communication.

Thank you for volunteering! We look forward to a fun-filled awards season, culminating in our Annual Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas.

Sincerely,
GCLS Awards Administrators
awards@goldencrown.org

Click here to apply to serve as a Judge for the 2018 Goldie Awards

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