Friday, 19 February 2016

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Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book on and around World Book Day with the launch of the ReadingZone WBD Picture Book Competition 2016.  The competition is running until Friday 22nd April and the winners will be announced in June 2016.

Author and illustrator Mick Inkpen (creator of Kipper) will select the winning entries across three Categories:

Young Creators (ages four to six years); Primary (ages seven years plus) and Secondary (ages 11 years plus).   

One overall winner will be chosen.  Picture books entered for the award can be made by individuals and groups and any media can be used. Each picture book can be up to 24 A4 pages.

Each winner will receive 50 printed copies of their picture book; the winning picture books will be posted online at and the overall winner will be shared by The Guardian children’s books’ website. Prizes will also include a selection of picture books or fiction titles for your school or library, and a free author / illustrator visit for the winner.

Visit for further tips, guidelines and entry details.


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