Book Trailer Competition


Each year the NSW Branch of the Children’s Book Council, of Australia (CBCA) runs a Book Trailer Competition. The 2024 competition  is now open.

I’m one of the judges of the competition along with Deborah Abela and Tristan Bancks.

The general details are below but you can read more (including hints and tips) and enter here:



Produce a book trailer that features a book from the 2024 CBCA Notables list.

When producing your book trailer remember that a book trailer is like a movie trailer, but for a book. You want to show others why they should read this book.


  • Open to students in Years 3-9 living in NSW or attending a CBCA NSW Branch Member School.

  • There will be three categories:  Year 3-4; Years 5-6; Years 7-9;


  •  Book Trailer Length: Maximum of 1 minute

  •  Filmed in Landscape mode (not portrait mode)

  •  Trailers can be submitted until July 19, 2024