International Competition for Picture Books and Prize up to €9000

Deadline : 30 Apr 2020

Nonprofit organization: Kalandraka

Specialities: Creative Arts and Design

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International Competition for Picture Books and Prize up to €9000

The Department of Education of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with Kalandraka publishers, شىي as part of the 20th Reading Promotion Campaign announces the call for entries to the Thirteenth International COMPOSTELA Prize for Picture Books.

Competition rules:

  1. The Thirteenth International Compostela Prize for Picture Books is open to all publications included in the picture book category: a book in which the story is told through images, or through images and text that complement each other.
  2. The purpose of the rules of this call is to promote the literary and artistic production of books for children and young adults.
  3. The books may be presented in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula, and must be original and unpublished. Adaptations of originals or books that have already been awarded prizes or mentions in other contests will not be accepted. Works with more than three illustrations uploaded onto the Internet will not be accepted.
  4. One or more persons, who are authors of the text and illustrations, of any nationality may take part. Winners from other years and employees of Kalandraka are excluded from participating.
  5. The projects may be presented in any size, technique and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages (excluding covers and endpapers).

Authors competing for the prize must present:

  1. Five copies of the text.
  2. Three original illustrations and five colour photocopies of each. If digital techniques are used, the authors may send high-resolution prints of the work.
  3. A finished layout of the whole Project: a printed copy with the design, text and illustrations, as close as possible to finished book.
  4. The works must not feature the name of the author(s), but instead a pen name or pseudonym. The personal details of the participants will be delivered in a sealed envelope: on the outside, the title of the work and the pen name or pseudonym, and inside the full name or names, postal address, telephone number and e-mail, together with a complete photocopy of the author(s) ID card or passport and a brief biography.


  1. A single prize of € 9000. The prize will be subject to the withholding which are applicable in each case. The prize money will not be paid until the author or authors deliver the completed work ready for publication. 
  2. The prize-winning work will be published in all of the official languages of the peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese.

About Kalandraka:

With the motto "Books to dream", KALANDRAKA was presented on April 2 -International Children's and Youth Book Day- of 1998. The objective was to publish works of the best aesthetic and literary quality in Galician to contribute to the linguistic normalization of Spain.

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