Orbis Pictus Award (nonfiction for children) Committee Application - National Council of Teachers of English

Application Process

Application Deadline:  December 1

To be considered for membership on the Orbis Pictus Award Committee, submit the application form, current vitae or resume, and one example of a book annotation, book review, or evaluative comments about a recent nonfiction book. This example should be written by the applicant.

Application Form
  • Chair of the Committee (serves 2 year appointment)
  • Seven members representing various regions of the United States and professions (academic, classroom teacher, librarian, etc).
  • Members serve a 3 year appointment with 2-3 new members selected each year.

Current Committee

  • Current NCTE members.
  • Not currently serving on any other national book committees (ALA, IRA, NCTE, or other).
  • Read all nonfiction books received in consideration for the award.
  • Participate in all activities of the committee during the year including online discussions, submissions of suggested books.
  • Attend the NCTE Annual Convention during the three years of membership on the committee.
  • Present at the NCTE Annual Convention during the Orbis Pictus session(s).
  • Attend the Children’s Book Awards Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention when the Orbis Pictus winner and honor books are recognized and announced.
  • Write book annotations for Language Arts and submit by deadline established by Chair.

Committee members may be removed at any time during the three-year appointment if s/he does not fulfill the expectations and responsibilities stated above.