Create a Picture Book
We're challenging those aged four to 18 years to create a picture book!
Mini Grey, the author and illustrator of Traction Man is Here and The Last Wolf, is judging the competition and will choose the winning entries.
The competition will close on 24th April with the winners announced in June 2021.
The competition is open to individual children, libraries and schools internationally. Prizes include £100 of books for each winner's school or library, and a free online author event for the overall winner.
Mini Grey provides tips and guidance in the resources, below, helping children to get started with their picture book projects.
Here are the Guidelines for entering your picture book into the competition, including categories, age ranges, how to lay out your picture book(s) and where to send your picture book entry(s).
The ReadingZone Picture Book competition will run from January to Friday 23rd April. The winners will be announced in early June 2021.
The Create a Picture Book Competition is open to schools, libraries and homes, and we welcome international entries.
Categories include Young Creators (4-7 years), Primary (7-11 years) and Secondary (11-18 years). We also have an Achievement Award, for a setting that has clearly embraced the competition.
Picture books can be made individually, in groups or as a class, and using any media. They can be up to 24 pages, portrait style (A4), and on any subject. Children can use any media to create them.
How to Enter the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition
We're so looking forward to seeing your picture books!
Each picture book entry will need to have a printed Entry Form attached, so we can easily identify who has sent it.
Please complete the details in this online entry form, and print it out before pressing 'submit', so you have a copy to attach to your picture book entry.
For multiple copies, you only need to include the school / home school or library details, and print out the form; entrants can add their first name, age and the title of their picture book to each copy.
Please send your picture books, plus entry form, to:
PO Box 590