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Published Competition: Final Judge Announced & Competition Open.

CYA Conference is pleased to announce that the 2017 published sections for Writing and Illustrating in the CYA Competitions are now open, and that the Final Judge for this section is: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s Books, Hachette Australia.


Published: 

Opens: 23rd January 2017

Closes: 30th April 2017

 Entry Fee:

       Published:                                    AUS$ 38.30 including GST


Categories:

1.     Picture Books

2.     Novels

3.     Illustrations

 

Prize:

Published Authors and illustrators: Critique of winning entry by Final Judge, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s Books, Hachette Australia, and the winner will have a face-to-face/electronic communication (e.g. Skype) consultation for 15 minutes, at the CYA Conference on 1st July 2017 with the competition final judge who is attending/electronically communicating with the conference. (Only 1 winner across all categories.)


See the Published Competition page for details! 


Good luck to everyone!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!

2017 Competitions open

CYA Conference is pleased to announce that the 2017 unpublished sections for Writing and Illustrating in the CYA Competitions are now open…


Aspiring (Unpublished) & Hatchling Entrants:

Opens: 9th January 2017

Closes: 30th April 2017

Entry Fee:

     Aspiring (Unpublished):            AUS$ 20.50 including GST

     Hatchlings (8 – 18yrs):              AUS$ 13.60 including GST


Published: 

Opens: 23rd January 2017

Closes: 30th April 2017

 Entry Fee:

       Published:                                    AUS$ 38.30 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 

5.     Chapter Book - b) older aged children (Middle Grade.)

6.    Young Adults.

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

8.      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.


See the competition page for details! 


Good luck to everyone!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!

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