Although the CYA Conference is privately run, it could never happen without the donation of time by volunteers with the same interest as the 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 the CYA Conference.


If you have that special quality and wish to volunteer your time we’d love to have you join the CYA team



Volunteer on the Day


The 2020 Conference volunteers registration is now open.


If you volunteer on the day, you do not pay for the conference; however, you may be required to miss part of the workshops, and in some cases, YOU COULD miss whole sessions doing duties needed by CYA Conference.


Volunteer as a Competition Judge


Reduced fees for the Conference: 

To compensate competition judges, CYA Conference offers a discount per entry judged to a maximum of 65.5% of the conference cost for a one day ticket.


The code to book at the reduced price will be allocated to you once your judging has been completed. Please do not book for the conference before your code has been allocated.


The discounts are 0.66% per picture book, and 1.31% per other entry judged.

These discounts can be used against the conference ONLY.

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