Apila's First Printing Award 2024

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Apila's First Printing Award 2024

Apila's First Printing Award 2024 now is over!

Apila's First Printing Award 2024: Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the support of its Town Hall, announces “ Apila's First Printing Award 2024”, an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

Short description

Apila’s First Printing Award is an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

The aim of this competition is to promote the production of children’s picture books, illustrated by illustrators with no previous published works.

Illustrators, regardless of nationality, may submit a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English, and could be either original tales or adaptations from tales with free copyright.

The pinnacle of the competition is the winning project, selected for its embodiment of creativity and educational enrichment.
Apila Ediciones, a revered publishing house with a penchant for nurturing artistic endeavors, will champion this project to publication. Through this synergy of creativity, education, and artistic expression, the Apila’s First Printing Award leaves an indelible mark on children’s literature, fostering a new wave of compelling narratives that resonate across cultures and generations.

The decision and the award will be made in February 2024. The award will be granted to one project only.

Submission requirements:

The projects may have any format, but may not exceed 40 pages (20 double pages), including legal pages (credits page and title page) and flyleaves. The cover: front cover, spine and back cover are not included in the 40 pages of the book.

A PDF file (maximum 10 megabytes) of the finished book or, failing that, of the layout of the book with a minimum of five finished double-page spreads and the rest sketched. The file must be named indicating the surname and first name of the illustrator plus the word “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME _BOOK”.

The works submitted, written in Spanish or English, may be original or adaptations of stories free of copyright.

Who may enter?

The award is open to all illustrators, of any nationality, over 18 years of age.

Prize:

The winning book will be published by the Apila Ediciones and the winner will receive 4.000 EUR.

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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