Children's Picture Book Competition



  • Open to previously unpublished authors and illustrators
  • The winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers
  • Prize includes a £5000 advance against royalties and career advice from a leading children's book agent

Final date for submissions: 5.30pm on Monday, 5th March 2018

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
Vanessa Lewis, co-owner of the award-winning Book Nook Children’s Bookshop, Hove.

Terms and Conditions of entry:

These can be downloaded here. Please read them carefully before submitting your entry. Submissions that do not comply fully will not be considered


This year’s winner, Camille Whitcher, a graduate of the Cambridge School of Arts Illustration MA, will have her book Luna and The Moon Rabbit, a magical story based on a Far Eastern folk legend, published in April 2018 with a launch reception in London and an event at the Stratford Literary Festival.

Questions about entry criteria can be emailed here.

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