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 2015. The competition is running in schools and libraries until Friday 24th April 2015. Winners will be announced in June.
Author and illustrator David Melling (creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss that Missed) 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). There is an additional Achievement Award for 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, groups or whole classes and any media can be used. Each picture book can be up to 24 A4 pages. Each winning 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 for the overall winner.
Readingzone will be sharing images of the picture book projects and information about publishers’ new books, blogs, competitions etc on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ReadingZonePictureBooks) and Twitter (#readingzone).
Visit the Readingzone (Schools) website for further tips, guidelines and entry details.
Supporters of the picture book competition include Hachette Children's Books, Templar Publishing, Macmillan Children's Books, Walker Books, Frances Lincoln, QED, Wide Eyed Editions and Flying Eye Books, as well as authors and illustrators.
Last year’s picture book competition attracted 1,300 picture book entries and we have estimated that some 12,000 children took part in creating a picture book (including whole school activities where a limited number of picture books were entered into the competition). For more details, please contact: info@ReadingZone.com
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