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Apila’s First Printing Award 2023

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Apila’s First Printing Award 2023: Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the support of its Town Hall, announces “Apila’s 2023 First Printing Award”, an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

The winning book will be published by the Apila Ediciones and the winner will receive 4.000 EUR.

about: Apila’s First Printing Award is an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

The aim of this competition is to promote the production of children’s picture books, illustrated by illustrators with no previous published works.

Illustrators, regardless of nationality, may submit a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English, and could be either original tales or adaptations from tales with free copyright.

Projects can be in any format and may not exceed 40 pages (20 double pages) with legal pages and endpapers included, covers aside.

A jury will be appointed by the Aragón High School of Design which will consist of a member from Apila Editions, a Professor from The School of Artistic Design and Colour Speciality and Fernando Garcia Grúas (member of the Aragonese Council of artistic teaching).

The final judgement and presentation of the award will take place in March 2023.

This competition is open to illustrators worldwide who have not yet published a book with ISBN.

fee: none

deadline: 16 Feb 2023
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