CYA Conference is pleased to announce the short list for the CYA Conference 2018 Writing and Illustrating Competition.
Please note that the final places will only be revealed at the Opening Awards Ceremony of CYA Conference on 7th July 2018, being held at South Bank TAFE, Brisbane.
Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!
(In alphabetical order - not final places)
Chef Dog - Cory V
POP! - Nadia I
Still Not Asleep - Tessa Q
Category 2 - Chapter Books and Novels
Beyond The Stars - Hazel L
Dragon Master - Prequel To Imperial - Brittany D
The Girl With The Story - Jessica M
Category 3 - Graphic Novel or Illustrated Picture Book or Illustrated Middle-grade Novel or Illustrations:
Maeve's Chickens - Briony H
The House That Isaac Gave Away - Sarah G
A Letter To Post - Kylie Covark
Everything Big - Chelsea Davies
How To Take Your Human For A Walk - Liz Ledden
I Just Want A Puppy - Nat Amoore
Under The Red Shawl - Vikki Conley
Zeke's Big & Scary Problem - Nat Amoore
A Magical Beach Called Mon Repos, Where An Ancient Reptile Lays - Rebecca Coulombe
Cathy Freeman - Australia's Golden Girl - Liz Ledden
Silly Sea Animal Names - Rebecca Sheraton
Lady Milly Woof And The Royal Brick - Helen Parr
My Dad Told Me - Nat Amoore
The Fabulous Cakes Of Zinnia Jakes: The Crumbling Castle - Brenda Gurr
Joe Below And The Curse Of Thoth - Brenda Gurr
Summer Of The Stormbird - Georgina Moore
The Selkie’s Daughter - Wendy Adams
Hamelin - Shaun Stephen
Jellyfish Blues - Mary-Ellen Quirk
Ostium - Hayley Jackson
Category 7 & 8 (Combined) - Graphic Novel or Illustrated Picture Book or Illustrated Middle-grade Novel or Illustrations: Final Editor Judge: Donna Rawlins - Senior designer for Walker Books Australia and Black Dog Books
Have You Seen A Spottlehog? - Linda Murray
Love From Australia - Ruth Waters
Maeve’s Chickens - Katrina Fisher
The Princesses Cage - Jenny Hale
There is only one winner taken from ALL sections in Published.
Silence in the Library : Bones - Emma Vere-Jones
This is the Dog : Off We Go - Maura Finn
When I Was Twelve - Katrina Roe
YA Novels & Chapter Books:
Mitch & Max - Cate Whittle
The Making of Abby Rhodes - Dee White
The World As We Know It - Gwyneth Jane Page
Illustrations: Illustrated Picture Books.
All illustrations have been seen by the editor and are under review. Anyone making it into the final line up will be notified.
Congratulations everyone on the short list!
Thank you to all the volunteer judges: This is the first year that we have paid our judges a small amount in exchange for 'money off’ the cost of attending the CYA Conference, but much of their time is still volunteered.
Ally Howard, Ben Long, Cass Webb, Charlotte Barkla, Claire Saxby, Claire Richards, Georgina Moore, Grace Bryant, Heather Gallagher, Heidi Smith, Helene Magisson, Janet Reid, Jason Gent, Jo Antareau, Justine Barker, Kyle Clark, Louise Guy, Lynda Calder, Mia Carr, Michelle Worthington, Natalie Cooke, Natalie Hatch, Nickola Albrecht, Rebecca Timmis, Sharon Giltrow, Shaye Wardrop, Sue-Ellen Pashley and Tina Clark.
Thank you to the Final Editor Judges. It’s a big task to put your own time into this style of judging:
Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers
Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia.
To everyone else who entered, who didn’t short list: CONGRATULATIONS!!
for having the courage to put your work out there, in front of a faceless stranger, to received feedback. THANK YOU for entering.
We hope that the feedback you get helps you on your journey towards creating a better story!
All feedback will be emailed out by 31st August as per the guidelines.
Without you all - we couldn’t have this competition. THANK YOU!
Our Twitter name is:@CYAConference and we are using the tag line: #CYA2018, if you choose to tweet about it!
If you have shortlisted and you can’t attend conference or you are wanting to know the up to date happenings at CYA Conference during the day, we will be tweeting results on our normal @CYAConference and also #CYA2018. Note that the web site will not be updated until Monday 9th.
Quick reminder - you can BOOK CYA CONFERENCE up to the day before. We don’t run out of space! TAFE has multiple sized rooms, we can expand should we need it. (And I'm famous for over-catering,) but it's nice if you can book earlier to give us a few days to get your name badge etc sorted.
Exciting news: Donna Rawlins - Senior designer for Walker Books Australia and Black Dog Books will be opening her pitching sessions up to picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels and illustration portfolios, so if you want to go in and book a pitch, be quick!
Don’t forget to book for your Networking evening on 6th July! Its a fabulous evening with everyone casually getting to know each other! Did I mention there is food and wine...
There is a French Festival on at South Bank the same weekend:
YOUR FRENCH RENDEZ-VOUS AT SOUTH BANK - 6, 7 & 8 JULY 2018
So anyone coming in for editors on Friday, remember that you will need to find street parking or allow time to park in either convention centre (closest) or QPAC parking.
This year it is more important than ever to book your vehicles into the carpark on Saturday 7th July for the conference as parking is restricted, and security will be checking your printouts.
We are expecting to send out the final editor assessment, and pitching time this weekend. Please CHECK and MAKE SURE that your flights to and from Brisbane have been booked, and everything still fits into your schedules.
Because there have been a number of change to the program at CYA Conference 2018, we advise you to check what sessions you booked in to attend at CYA Conference. Make sure that you still want those sessions, if not, you are welcome to change them yourself. We use this information for room sizing, so its important to us to get it right, because if our room is too small, and we know in advance, we can switch rooms at TAFE, expand where necessary.
1. You book your conference and pay with Paypal.
2. Then you go and select your sessions, only after you have a conference number emailed to you. ( Then you get an email back - confirming these sessions.)
3. You can use the link in that confirmation of your sessions email, to go and edit your attendance choice if you want to.
4. If you have problems, email us and we can help you.
Headshots…Many of our headshots are not professional. CYA Conference have secured a professional photographer for use on the day, consider if your photo you are sharing is old? (Admitting that mine is 9 years old, and a few kilograms heavier to… I’m having to get a new one done as well!) Is yours is not up to scratch, but it's a time management thing to get another one? Stop making excuses, you need to put forward a professional photograph. There will be multiple backgrounds, so we will not all look like we had them taken at the same place. Places have been filling, so get in there and get yours done. Don’t put it off any longer. This is a reasonable price to own your media image!
Once again - Wahooooo to all those on the short list!
I think thats about all for today, sure as I send this I'll remember something else I should have told everyone… so until next time, keep writing, keep illustrating and keep smiling!
Tina & The CYA Conference Team