Searchlight Best Children’s Illustrated Picture Book 2023

Deadline: 1st March, 2023

Find Out More: https://www.searchlightawards.co.uk/competitions/best-childrens-illustrated-picture-book-2023/

Opportunity from: Searchlight Writing for Children Awards

From the Searchlight website:

Entries are invited for our new illustrated picture book competition. We’re searching for exciting stories that young children will ask for again and again!

Show us stories in development: rough sketches for the majority of the book, carefully positioned text, and at least two finished double-page spreads in colour. If you have a picture book that is ready for publication or a self-published one, you can enter, too. Entrants can submit individually or collaborate in illustrator/author pairs.

Judge: Caroline Wakeman of Caroline Wakeman Literary Agency

Entry fee per story: £9