Stratford-Salariya Children's Picture Book Prize 2019

We're delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 Stratford-Salariya Children's Picture Book Prize.

Entries are welcomed from authors who have a wonderful story to tell that is suitable for children aged 0-5, or from illustrators who can create charming images for that age group.
Author submissions will be judged on the quality of the story.
Illustrator submissions will be judged on the quality of the images and with a lesser focus on the quality of the story.
We also welcome stories with illustrations from author-illustrators or author and illustrator pairs.

The Competition:

Prize of £1000

Open to previously unpublished authors and/or illustrators

Salariya Books imprint, Scribblers, has an option to publish the winning story

Prize includes career advice from a leading children’s book agent and publicity through the Stratford Literary Festival

Final date for submissions: 5.30pm on Thursday, 31st January 2019

The Judges:
David Salariya, Founder and MD of The Salariya Book Company
Annie Ashworth, Director of the Stratford Literary Festival
The award winning author/illustrator Nick Butterworth
Children’s author Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Children’s author/illustrator Steven Lenton
Literary agent for children’s books Jodie Hodges of United Agents
Tamsin Rosewell, Bookseller, Kenilworth Books

More information on how to enter and a link to the Terms & Conditions can be found here.

The 2017 winner, Luna and the Moon Rabbit by Camille Whitcher:

Click here to find out more and buy a copy.