Stratford-Salariya Picture Book Prize 2020

We're delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 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:​

First 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Open to previously unpublished authors and/or illustrators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

Our 2020 Judging Panel:

Rob Biddulph, multi-award winning author/illustrator and official World Book Day illustrator 2019/20
Philip Ardagh, prize-winning children’s author
Jodie Hodges of United Agents, literary agent for children’s books
Jane Churchill, children’s book events programmer
Tamsin Rosewell, bookseller at Kenilworth Books
David Salariya, Founder and MD of The Salariya Book Company
Annie Ashworth, Director of the Stratford Literary Festival

More information, including terms and conditions, can be found here.

The 2019 winner Look, Daddy, Look! by Manlu Tu will be available in April 2020.

The 2018 winner Luna and the Moon Rabbit by Camille Whitcher can be purchased here.