2022 Competitions Close 03 April 



3 April 2022

The 2022 competition dates are:

  • Closes: 3rd April 2022 – Last email by midnight AEST.

  • Shortlisted awards will be notified by 20th June 2022.

  • Winners of the Children’s and YA categories will be announced at the conference on 9th July 2022.

  • Winners of the Adult Genre Categories will be announced at the conference on 10th July 2022.

  • The first prizes of an editor session will be done via video conferencing. Cash prizes will be made via bank transfer the week after the conference. (PayPal for internationals.)

Entry Fees

Entry fees (including GST)

  • Hatchlings Writing & Illustrating Categories - FREE

  • Unpublished Writing & Illustrating Categories - $23.10

  • Published Writing Categories - $42.90

  • Published Illustrating Categories - $23.10


31 August 2022

Since 2007 everyone has received their score sheets back, to give some feedback and to help improve their entries for the next competition they choose to enter, or submissions to publishing houses. These will be returned by 31 August. CYA will announce when the sheets are sent out via our newsletter and social media.


20 June 2022

Competition shortlists will be announced on 20 June

Illustration Competitions

Published Competitions

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Hatchlings Competitions

Adult Genres Competitions

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