This contest is open to current published writers/illustrators worldwide, who are either:
Published with two books or more in print within the CYA genres ONLY; OR
Published in e-book format with two books or more within the CYA genres ONLY; OR
Self-published with two books or more within the CYA genres ONLY.
Contest entry may not be contracted or published in any form when entered.
Entry and Prizes
The overall winner of the combined sections will have a face-to-face consultation for 15 minutes, at the CYA Conference on 11 July 2020 with the competition final judge who will be on-site on the day. If the winner is not attending the conference day the consultation will be held via video conference.
The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher of children's books, with no guarantee of publication. Author/Illustrator retains copyright.
The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher of children’s books, with no guarantee of publication. Author/Illustrator retains copyright.
$41.00 (GST included) eftpos/credit card only. No cash or cheques.
Section 1: Writing:
YA/Middle grade: Up to 50 pages max -12,500 words (judged) and 1-page synopsis, (judged). OR
Picture Book Texts: Up to 3 picture book texts can be entered together as ONE entry. (No synopsis necessary for picture books
Section 2: Illustrating:
Full DRAFT storyboard/layout/mock-up and two completed pictures from that same layout/mock-up. OR
3 random illustrations showing styles different from their already published work (and not published before) and 3 drafts of the same 3 pictures.