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The KeyColours Award, now in its 12th edition, is an international competition for illustrators of children’s books. It is open to everyone, regardless of experience.
You may submit an illustrated book for children 2-7 years old. The story must be told and illustrated in exactly 24 pages, or 12 double pages. The text must be sent in the original language. If the original language is not the Dutch, French, English or German language, a translation in one of those four languages should be added.
You can choose one of the following formats:
• 250 x 260 mm
• 290 x 210 mm (portrait or landscape)
• 235 x 325 mm
Each illustrator may participate in the contest, notwithstanding nationality, language or experience. Participation of groups is allowed as well. The original drawings should be full size, with a bleed of 5 mm.
A professional jury will judge the artistic, literary and child-oriented qualities of the works. The winner receives 7.500 EUR (approx. 9,340 USD) and the winning work will be published by Clavis publishing. From all the entries a selection will be made for the exhibition on children’s books illustrations in Hasselt, which may travel around afterwards. Apart from the winner, other entries may also be considered for publication by Clavis. The award and the resulting picture books will be largely discussed in the press and at book fairs abroad. For many illustrators, this unique award is the start of a successful international career.
At the exhibition children will award their favourite illustration with the Children’s Award. The winner of the Children’s award receives 750 EURO.
It is allowed to participate digitally.
You send your work by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your e-mail is maximum 20 MB.
The digital entry contains the following elements:
More about the rules: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a09590dd7bdce6238df275c/t/5a2549768165f55746eb5a38/1512393079655/regulations-en.pdf