Thank you to all our fabulous writers who entered our Writers' Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition for 2017 .
The winners were announced at the festival. Congratulations to them. Here are the entries:
1st Prize - Rebecca Sheraton with Guess who? Animal Babies 2nd Prize - Liz Ledden with Atlas and Shine 3rd Prize - Liz Ledden with Bella's Bottle
Final Shortlisted Leonie Hearn - Bossy Boots Graham Davidson - The Great Cee-ah-li Colleen Maranda - Obie's Art Place Rebecca Sheraton - There's a Gorilla in the Oven
Opening Date: Monday 13th March 2017 Closing Date: Monday, 1st May 2017 Prizes
1st Prize: $200 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $75
Conditions of Entry: · Original picture book manuscripts only. Must not have been accepted for publication or have won a prize in any other competition at time of submission. · 500 word limit (entries over this limit will be disqualified) · No illustrations to be included. · Open theme
Submission Guidelines: · Entries must be in English. · Entries must be typed, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, Courier or Verdana font. · The header should contain the Title, Word Count and Page Number. · Microsoft Word or PDF documents only for email submissions. · Entries must be accompanied by a cover page that includes the Title, Word Count, Author’s Name, Email, Address and Phone Number. · The entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript, only on the accompanying cover page.
Email Entries: · Must consist of 3 separate documents: the manuscript, the cover page and proof of payment. . Email entries must be paid by direct debit. $12 per entry. · Please put Picture Book Manuscript Competition as the subject of the email. · Email entries are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postal Entries: · Must consist of the manuscript, the cover page, payment or proof of payment. · May be paid via direct debit, bank cheque or money order. $14 per entry to cover extra admin costs. · Postal entries are to be addressed to: Picture Book Writing Competition 43 Jellicoe Street Caringbah NSW 2229
Payment Information: · Direct Debit: BSB: 032-059 Account No. 227994 Name: Fellowship of Australian Writers
· Bank Cheque / Money Order to be made out to Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Judging and Notification: · Shortlisted Entrants will be notified by email on Monday 3rd July 2017. · The Shortlist will also be announced in Pass It On and Buzz Words. · Winners will be announced and Prizes Awarded by our judges: Zoe Walton (Penguin Random House Australia) and Sue Whiting (Children's Author, Editor) at the 8th Annual Writers Unleashed Festival on Saturday 19th August 2017. · Any prizewinners who cannot attend the festival will have their prizes forwarded to them in the mail.