Jurors must read and debate four contemporary Canadian books, two in English and two in French, and vote for a winner. The winning author will then be invited to come meet the jury at an event during the Frye Festival.
Books are provided to jurors and there is no cost to participate. The program is open to students in grades 9 to 12 in New Brunswick. However, jurors are expected to attend debates and the author meeting in person in Moncton.