Apila's First Printing Award 2022 is now open for entries!
Apila Ediciones, a publishing house based in Spain, announces Apila’s 2022 First Printing Award, an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.
Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the support of its Town Hall, announces Apila’s 2022 First Printing Award, an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.
Projects can be in any format and may not exceed 36 pages (18 double pages) with legal pages and endpapers included, covers aside.
The presentations have to be written in Spanish or English and could be either original tales or adaptations from tales with free copyright.
The final judgement and presentation of the award will take place in March 2022. The awarded contestant must agree to deliver the edition files before September 1, 2022.
A file in PDF form ( max 10M) of the finished book, or in its absence thereof, the storyboard of the book with a minimum of five finished double pages and the rest sketched.
No Entry FeeThere is no entry fee to participate!
Open to illustrators worldwide who have not yet published a book with ISBN. There are no restrictions on the nationality of the participants nor the number of projects presented.
The award will consist of a professional contract with Apila Editions for the publication of the selected work in which the payment to the authors will be of € 4.000 (equivalent of 10% of author royalties on the value of the first print run). If the rights of the project are shared between the writer and the illustrator, the percentage of 10% will be shared between both according to the previous agreement that both have agreed. Apila Editions will publish the awarded work within a year. It will be clearly mentioned, on the cover of the book that the published work has been awarded Premio Apila Primera Impresion.