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Competition: Published Section Open

It is with great pleasue that we announce that the Final Judge for the Published sections in the CYA Conference 2018 competition is: 

Davina Bell, Younger Readers Senior Editor for Affirm Press.

The Published section of the competition is now open.

Good luck to everyone entering the CYA Conference competition, and remember the closing date for 2018 changed and is on 4th April.

See the competitons page for more details.

Until next time, keep writing, keep illustrating!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!

P.S. If you can’t see a page that should be on the CYA site, try refreshing your browser page. 


 


The unpublished sections for the 2018 CYA Competition are now open

CYA Conference is pleased to announce that the 2018 unpublished sections for Writing and Illustrating in the CYA Competitions are now open.


IMPORTANT: THIS YEARS COMPETITION WILL CLOSE ON THE 04th APRIL.


Aspiring (Unpublished) Categories:
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.  a) Graphic Novel
     b) Illustrated Picture Book
     c) Illustrated Middle-grade novel (words & illustrations)
8.  Illustrations
     a) Option 1 - Mad-Man-Jones
     b) Option 2 - Maeve’s Chickens

Entry Fee: A$ 21.00 including GST


Hatchlings (8 – 18yrs) Categories:
1.  Picture Books preschool and primary aged children
2.  Chapter book and Young adult
     a) Text only for younger primary aged children
     b) Text only for older aged children (Middle Grade)
     c) Fiction writing for Young Adults 
3.  Illustrations
     a) Graphic Novel
     b) Illustrated Picture Book
     c) Illustrated Middle-grade novel (words & illustrations)
     d) Option 1 - Mad-Man-Jones
     e) Option 2 - Maeve’s Chickens 
  
Entry Fee: 
A$14.10 including GST


Published Authors & Illustrators Categories (Opens: 30th January 2018):
1.   Picture Books
2.   Novels
3.   Illustrations
 Entry Fee: A$ 38.80 including GST

Final Judge for Published Author will be announced on the opening of these sections.


The prizes
Aspiring (Unpublished) Writing & Illustrating: $200.00 per category, (1st - $100, 2nd - $60, 3rd - $40), and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of children’s books.

Hatchlings: $200.00 per category, (1st - $100, 2nd - $60, 3rd - $40), and all shortlisted entries are read by 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 the conference with industry professional of their choice attending for writing (both sections only 1 winner) and illustrating. 

See the competition page for details! 

Good luck to everyone!

CYA later!
Tina and the CYA Conference team!

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