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©2019 by CYA Conference.

Published Author

Writing for the children's and young adults' markets

Eligibility

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

Prize

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.

 

Publication

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.

 

Entry Fee

$41.00 (GST included) eftpos/credit card only. No cash or cheques.

 
Categories

Open theme

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

Look for the Everything is a Genre competition?

 

Download the Guidelines

for the CYA Stories for

Children & Young  Adults

Competitions