Although CYA Conference is privately owned, it could never happen without the donation of time by volunteers with the same interest as CYA Conference.
From volunteer judges to drivers, note takers, 'minders' for Hatchlings, administrators and sometimes even buyers, we have a job for everyone who wants to help make CYA Conference happen, and continue to help provide the opportunities for authors and illustrators within Australia to not only gain professional development tailored to them, but to have the opportunity to network with industry professionals who can help on the road to publication, and beyond!
CYA is always looking for people to volunteer their time to help with CYA Conference.
If you have that special quality and wish to volunteer your time we’d love to have you join the CYA team
Note: Compensation to volunteers in lieu of payment for time:
Reduced fees to conference:
To compensate competition judges, CYA Conference has the following instead of payments for their time:
Judge 20 or more picture books or Judge 10 chapter books/YA novels - pay just $80.00 for conference. (2016)
Volunteer on the day and you do not pay for conference, however, you might be required to miss 5 minutes of a workshop here or there, and in some cases you could miss more than this doing duties needed by CYA Conference.