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- author Jackie French

Monday, 30 July 2012

THE WINNERS! KBR Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award 2012


We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners in our 2012 Unpublished Manuscript Award for a Picture Book! We loved every drop of literary talent that crossed our desks, and after much consideration, we proudly announce our winners:


Meet the Morrisons by Louise Pike
Congratulations, Louise, you have won $300, a KBR manuscript appraisal and the chance to have your work viewed by Sue Whiting, Publishing Manager at Walker Books Australia!


How Daniel's Dad Lost His Hair by Brunette Lenkic


Mud Day by Zoya Nojin

You have both won $100 and a short KBR manuscript appraisal!

Highly Commended:

We would also love to announce some highly commended stories. These highly commended nods are for work that received near-runner-up scores. Congratulations to:

Mammoth and Mouse by Jackie Hosking
Wibbly Wobbly Goggly Boggly Super-Chocolate Birthday Cake by Ken Williams 
Silly Sausages by Marisa Nathar
Sam Doesn't Like Saucy Spaghetti by Craig Cormick
Bollinger's Band by Rebecca Colless
Etta Goes to Work by Marisa Nathar

Special Mentions:

Lastly, we'd like to make special mention of several manuscripts from authors we feel show real potential. Congratulations to:

I Have a Big Voice by Joanne Dechief
Edward the Magnificent and Extraordinarily Spectacular Duck by Deb Seidel
Dog Days by Elaine Harris
All About Elephants by Brent Lowrey

Thank you to everyone who entered. We have been thrilled with the response and positive feedback we've received, yet again. Special thanks to Walker Books and to the wonderful people who have supported our Award - we so appreciate it.

Congrats again to our winners, and . . . happy writing, all! See you again next year!