Make a Picture Book Competition

The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2018 invited those aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book. The main prize is a free author event and 50 printed copies of the winning book!

Children's picture book illustrator and author Rachel Bright will choose the winning picture books.

This is a great project for World Book Day for children who are inspired by drawing or love writing short stories - and those who need encouragement to do either; it's a great project for children who are more reluctant readers and writers, or who prefer the support of group projects to individual work.

At Secondary level, the competition can be used as a library activity and it can be incorporated into art and design classes. We have been hugely inspired by the feedback we receive from librarians and teachers about the impact the project has had on young people.

The competion includes four categories:
Young Creators (4-6 years)
Primary Award (7-11 years)
Secondary Award (11-18 years)
Achievement Award - for the school with the most enthusiastic approach to the competition.

Picture books can be created individually, in partners, in small groups or by whole classes, and young people can use any media in making their picture books.

Each setting that has taken part, or individual entrants, will receive a certificate thanking them for entering the competition and a letter with feedback from the judges. Picture books can also be returned, where stamped, addressed envelopes are provided.

18/02/2018Make a Picture Book Competition