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Monday, 30 March 2015

THE WINNERS! KBR Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award 2015


Our 2015 AWARD WINNERS. . .

We are thrilled to announce the winners in our 2015 Unpublished Manuscript Award for a Picture Book!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

Manuscript Section WINNER

Bedslug by Paul Russell

Congratulations, Paul! You have won $200, a KBR manuscript appraisal, a certificate and the chance to have your work fast-tracked to the desk of Sue Whiting, Publishing Manager at Walker Books Australia!

Manuscript Section RUNNERS-UP

The Reluctant Apprentice by K Robinson (first runner-up)
Rumble by Stacey Hill (second runner-up)

Congratulations! You have both won a KBR manuscript appraisal and a certificate.

Manuscript Section SHORTLISTED

Parmesan the Reluctant Racehorse by Jacqui Halpin
Wake Up, Jane! by Stacey Hill
King Mumpish and the Quest for a Key by Rhian Williams
Albie's Favourite Book by Mish Gittens 

Congratulations to our full line-up shortlistees! You will be sent a certificate.

Manuscript Section HIGHLY-COMMENDED

The following highly-commended entries also scored highly with the judges:

Grandpa’s Breakfast Bicycle by Jade Harmer
I Hate Coffee by Darrelle Spenceley
Our Mum is not Fun by Melanie Hill

Congratulations to our highly-commended authors! You will be sent a certificate.

Manuscript Section SPECIAL MENTIONS

Several judges asked to nominate some special mentions for stories that resonated with them, or showed strong promise. With a little more nurturing and fine-tuning, the judges thought these entries could really shine.

The Monster by Leigh van der Veen
The Baby in the Mirror by Kathryn England
Grandpa Mac's Motorcar by Severgnini
The Perfect Leaf by Scott Butler
Close the Door, Eleanor by Jennifer Swanson
Can We Bring the Tree? by Elizabeth Ledden

Congratulations to our special mention authors! You will be sent a certificate. 




Illustration Section WINNER

Hidden by Heidi Cooper

Congratulations! You have won $100 and the chance to have one of your images seen by Walker Books Australia, with a view to showing your full folio. You will be sent a certificate.

Illustration Section RUNNERS-UP

The following runners-up appear in order of score, with very little difference between scores:

Magic is Everywhere by Raffaella Picotti
Herbie Hopping Mouse by Severgnini
The Awakening by Raffaella Picotti
Home Sick by Aśka
The Happy Tree by Jess Racklyeft

Congratulations! You have won the chance to have one of your images seen by Walker Books Australia, with a view to showing your full folio. You will be sent a certificate.

Illustration Section SHORTLISTED

Balloon by Lucie Mammone
King of the Jungle by Scott Butler
Venice Pigeons by Suzanne Houghton
Maya's Tree by Karen Erasmus

Congratulations to our full line-up of shortlisted illustrators! You will be sent a certificate. 

Illustration Section HIGHLY-COMMENDED

The following highly-commended entries also scored highly with the judges:

Little Red Fiat Sneaks Down the Alley by Leonie Cheetham
Big Sister, Little Brother by Mel Pearce
Bedtime by Marjory Gardner
Print Queue by Mel Pearce

Congratulations to our highly-commended illustrators! You will be sent a certificate.




OUR BIGGEST CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!

And thank you to everyone who entered. We so loved seeing your work and we look forward to more next year!

ALL FEEDBACK SHEETS WILL BE SENT OUT WITHIN 6 WEEKS OF OUR WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT.

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