News & Updates

Published author & illustrator Competition

CYA Conference is so pleased to announce that the 2016 Published author & Illustrating competition is now open as of today 27th January 2016.

Yes - you have seen right - we now have a section for published illustrators…


And we have the amazing Clare Halifax - Publishing Manager, Scholastic Australia will is the final judge on your entries.





Good luck!


CYA later!


Tina & the team! 






2016 Competitions open

CYA Conference is pleased to announce that the 2016 unpublished sections for Writing and Illustrating in the CYA Competitions are now open….


Aspiring (Unpublished) & Hatchling Entrants:

Opens: 20th January 2016

Closes: 30th April 2016

Entry Fee:

     Aspiring (Unpublished):            AUS$ 19.90 including GST

     Hatchlings (8 – 18yrs):              AUS$ 13.10 including GST


Published:

Opens: 27th January 2016

Closes: 30th April 2016

 Entry Fee:

       Published:                                    AUS$ 37.70 including GST

Final Judge for Published Author still to be advised on opening of competition.


Categories:

Aspiring:

1.    Picture Book – preschool aged children.

2.    Picture Book – primary aged children.

3.    Picture Book Non Fiction – primary aged children.

4.    Chapter Book – 

        a) younger primary aged children

        b) older aged children (Middle Grade.

5.    Young Adults.

6.     Graphic novels, illustrated picture books and Middle Grade illustrated novels.

7.      Illustrations.

 

Hatchlings:

1.     Picture Books preschool and primary aged children.

2.     Chapter book and Young adult.

3.     Graphic novels, illustrated picture books and Middle Grade illustrated novels.


Published:

1.     Picture Books

2.     Novels

3.     Illustrations


Prize for each section:

Aspiring (Unpublished) Writing & Illustrating: - $100.00 per category, and submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher of children’s books.

Published Authors and illustrators  Critique of winning entry by Final Judge to be advised, and a face to face editor/agent appointment at conference with industry professional of their choice attending for writing (both sections only 1 winner) and illustrating. 

Hatchlings: $100.00 per category, and submission of short listed entries to at least one publisher of children’s books.

All entries receive their judge’s feedback by 31st August 2016.

See relevant pages for more details:





Good luck to everyone!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!

       © QMSA Holding Pty Limited 2018