The Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest is a unique competition open to writers for children, both published and unpublished. The purpose of this contest is to encourage, discover and honor talented writers of texts for picture books from all over the world; to foster literary excellence in books for young children; and to promote international cooperation and understanding through picture books.
The winners will have the opportunity to sign publishing contracts with the sponsors to publish the manuscripts in different languages. Each winner will be required to agree that sponsors have a one-year priority option to publish winner’s manuscript to receive the cash prize. The option will begin as of the date each winner signs the declaration of compliance.
Manuscript must be text written for children age three (3) – eight (8) and may be submitted any of the following languages: English, Spanish, German, French, or Chinese.
The award ceremony will take place in Fall of 2021.
End of Announcement: 30.04.2021
Date of Award: 30.11.2023