Writers Unleashed Shortlist 2018 Picture Book Writing Competition
We are pleased to announce the following awards and our shortlist.
First Place: Charlotte Barkla, My Baby Brother Second Place: Vince Conlan, Grandpa, How Did You Lose Your Hair? Third Place: Jaz Stutley, The Heart Of The Forest
Shortlisted Awards: Sharon Dalgleish, Just A Dog Sharon Kernot, Bird Girl Robyn Brown, Claude’s Big Loud Roar
Thank you to all our entrants. The quality of the stories this year was quite outstanding. Thank you to all our first round judges and to Clare Hallifax, from Scholastic Australia for her final judging.
Opening Date: Monday 19th March 2018 Closing Date: Monday, 7th May 2018 Prizes
1st Prize: $300 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 and saved as manuscript title. · 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 9th July 2018. · The Shortlist will also be announced in Pass It On and Buzz Words. · Winners will be announced and Prizes Awarded by our judge: Clare Halifax(Scholastic Australia) at the 9th Annual Writers Unleashed Festival on Saturday 18th August 2018. · Any prizewinners who cannot attend the festival will have their prizes forwarded to them in the mail.
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