IX International Compostela Prize For Picture Books - ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

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Illustration competition titled IX International Compostela Prize For Picture Books is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this competition:

IX International Compostela Prize For Picture Books

The Education Department of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, as part of the 16th Reading Promotion Campaign and in collaboration with Kalandraka publishers, announces the call for entries to the XI International Compostela Prize for Picture Books, illustration competition.

About competition

This illustration competition is open to all publications included in the picture book category: a book in which the story is told through illustrations and images, with both complementing each other.

Authors competing for the prize must present:

• Five copies of the text
• Three original illustrations and five colour photocopies of each (if digital techniques are used, the authors may send high-resolution prints of the work)
• A finished layout of the whole project

The books may be presented in any of the official languages in the Iberian peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese), and must be original and unpublished. Adaptations of originals or books that have already been awarded prizes or mentions in other contests will not be accepted.

The projects may be presented in any size, technique and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages (excluding covers and endpapers).

There is no entry fee for this illustration competition.


This illustration competition is open to one or more persons, authors of the text and illustrations of any nationality.


A single prize of 9000 Euro, approximatly 9,870 USD is established as an advance on author's rights. This right shall be valid for a period of one year, after which the works shall be at the free disposal of the author(s).

The prize-winning work will be published in all of the official languages of the peninsula by the publisher Kalandraka in October 2016.

For all further informations about competition IX International Compostela Prize For Picture Books you can visit the following official website:

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