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Monday, 16 March 2015

THE SHORTLIST! KBR Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award 2015


We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for our 2015 Unpublished Manuscript Award for a Picture Book! The following entrants have shortlisted for Manuscript and Illustration sections...

Manuscript Section SHORTLIST

Albie’s Favourite Book by Mish Gittens

Parmesan the Reluctant Racehorse by Jacqui Halpin

Wake Up, Jane! by Stacey Hill

King Mumpish and the Quest for a Key by Rhian Williams

Bedslug by Paul Russell

The Reluctant Apprentice by K Robinson

Rumble by Stacey Hill

One author will win $200, a manuscript appraisal, and the chance to submit their work directly to Walker Books. Two runners-up will win a manuscript appraisal. Highly Commended and Special Mention entries will also be nominated.

Illustration Section SHORTLIST

Home Sick by Aśka

The Awakening by Raffaella Picotti

Maya's Tree by Karen Erasmus

King Of The Jungle by Scott Butler

Venice Pigeons by Suzanne Houghton

Magic is Everywhere by Raffaella Picotti

Balloon by Lucie Mammone

Herbie Hopping Mouse by Severgnini

Hidden by Heidi Cooper Smith

The Happy Tree by Jess Racklyeft

One artist will win $100 and the chance to show to Walker Books. Five runners-up will have the chance to show to Walker Books. Highly Commended entries will also be nominated.


Don't forget we will be announcing highly commended and special mention entries for both authors and illustrators, so do check back to see if your entry received this nod.

Winners will be announced right here
on Monday 30 March.

Good luck!