1st Place. Kylie Covark for ‘Baby Bear’ 2nd Place. Marian McGuiness for ‘The Great Chicken Getaway’ 3rd Place. Rory H.Mather for ‘Are We There Yet?’ Highly Commended: Anna McGregor for ‘Edward’s Hide and Seek Birthday’
Short Listed Winners: Emily S. Smith for ‘Grandma’s Potholes’ Liesl Vanderkley for ‘Queen of the Tree’ Helen Carlow for ‘Missy Warble’ Beth Dolan for ‘The Seal Slept On’ Elle Carlin for ‘The Purple Poppy’
Thank you to all those all entered the competition this year!
Shortlisted and winning entries will also receive a certificate.
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 8th July 2019. · The shortlist will also be announced in Pass It On and Buzz Words from 15th July 2019. · Winners will be announced and prizes awarded by our judge: Clare Halifax(Scholastic Australia) at the 10th Annual Writers Unleashed Festival onSaturday 17th August 2019. · Any prizewinners who cannot attend the festival will have their prizes forwarded to them in the mail.