Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own
picture book on and around World Book Day with the launch of the ReadingZone WBD Picture Book Competition 2017. The competition will launch in January and will run in homes, schools and libraries until Saturday 22nd April and the winners will be announced in June 2016.
Author and illustrator Neal Layton (illustrator of Cressida Cowell’s Emily Brown books) will select the winning entries across three Categories. These include: Young Creators (ages four to six years); Primary(ages seven years plus) and Secondary(ages 11 years plus). One overall winner will be chosen.
There is an additional Achievement Awardfor the most enthusiastic ‘behind the scenes’ activities that have gone into making picture book entries, such as the whole school getting involved.
Picture books entered for the award can be made by individuals and groups and any media can be used. Each picture book can be up to 24 A4 pages.
Each winning individual, school or library will receive 50 printed copies of their picture book; a selection of picture books or fiction titles; and a free author / illustrator visit will be given to the overall winner.
Visit www.Readingzone.com for further tips, guidelines and entry details.
The 2016 picture book competition attracted over 1,500 picture book entries and we have estimated that some 14,000 children took part in creating a picture book during the course of the competition.
For more details, please contact: info@ReadingZone.com
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