The 2nd Annual Child Writes competition is NOW OPEN!
Entries officially open Sunday 1st of June, 2014.
The competition closes Sunday 28th of September, 2014 at midnight
The winners will be announced by Monday, 6th of October, 2014.
Early bird entries are welcome, especially for those of you who are simply busting to get your entry in!
If you are a child writer or illustrator, the Child Writes competition is a unique and exciting opportunity to see your name in print! The winning writer will be paired with the winning illustrator, to be mentored (by Emma Mactaggart) through the Child Writes program and to produce what we expect to be an extraordinary book! This book will be published by Boogie Books as both a hard copy publication and an ebook, and will be promoted and distributed by Child Writes. Royalties will be paid to the author and illustrator, for book sales that are generated. We want your voice to be heard, so this is a fantastic opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and abilities in word or artistic form.
The Child Writes competition is open to all Australian primary-school aged child writers and illustrators. The judges will be looking for originality, creativity and character, as well as correct punctuation and grammar for writers and consistency of artistic skills for illustrators.
Child Writers: Submit a story suitable for a children’s picture book, no longer than 800 words. All story entries will need to be submitted by email, in Microsoft Word format.
Child Illustrators: Submit three full colour A4 sample illustrations, showcasing at least three different characters and settings. All illustration entries will need to be scanned and submitted by e-mail as PDF documents. (Please don't spend a fortune doing this - your school should have a scanner you can access or locations like OfficeWorks only charge $0.40 per a4/a3 page!)
In the case of a short list, original illustrations may be requested to be sent by post.
Entry Cost: $15 per submission.
Click here to enter the competition