Child Writes Competition - More Information
DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE TO WRITE? LOVE TO DRAW?
One of the best ways to nurture a child with a talent for writing is to get them to share their work to a broader audience. Of course you are going to tell them what they write / what they draw is AMAZING, yet, the power of a passionate writer and a determined illustrator needs to come from their work being admired from afar!
We have created this competition where we nurture all the children involved. Every child receives a participation certificate. Sharing your writing or drawings to broader audience is daunting and we are immensely proud of any child who takes this first step!
Whilst the winners will be chosen from a pool of 500 entries, we believe each child should be acknowledged at the age and stage of development, so each term, we will choose a writer and a drawer to join the short list. Once the competition closes, they can resubmit if they believe their skills have improved and if indeed being a tad older and wiser has improved their skills.
Finally – to the winners. We support them like our own children. With gentle guidance, the winners, your son or daughter, will work through the development of a manuscript, through all the stages of writing, to the illustration planning and preparation – to book launch and beyond. The prize is unapologetically massive! It is a lot of work for the winner to get to publication and it is worth every moment (oh, and if you were sourcing this level of support, it would cost more than $1000 per child!)
The National Child Writes Competition is open to all primary-school aged child writers and illustrators. The judges will be looking for POTENTIAL, originality, creativity and character, as well as correct punctuation and grammar for writers and consistency of artistic skills for illustrators.
The 2019/2020 National Child Writes Competition
Is now OPEN...
Round Two is open until 30 April 2019
Make sure you have read the t’s and c’s – best place for all the info, including entry fee and submission guidelines.
This year's amazing guest judges will be looking for originality, creativity and character, as well as adherence to punctuation and grammatical guidelines for authors and artistic skills for illustrators.
Child writers will need to submit a story suitable for a children’s picture book, no longer than 800 words. Submissions in WORD DOCUMENT, 12pt Calibri font, NO borders or embellishments necessary.
Child illustrators will need to submit a variety of three full colour A4 sample illustrations, showcasing different characters and settings.
THE OVERALL COMPETITION WILL CLOSE AS SOON AS THE 500th ENTRY IS RECEIVED. Regular updates about the number of entries will be made via www.facebook.com/ChildWrites. The will be the same platform for announcing a SHORT LIST and the winners will contacted directly by either telephone or email and an announcement by general email and Facebook!
Please note... If you are having difficulty with this form, simply email our team requesting an invoice and we will ask you to forward the submission by reply email. This is supposed to be a fabulous experience without any angst! firstname.lastname@example.org