30 June 2022
Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators from around the world.
The contest is organized by Clavis Publishing, which publishes books for children.
“ Clavis Publishing and the city of Hasselt launch the 14th edition of Key Colours, the two-yearly international contest for illustrators of children’s books. Only a children’s book, intended for children from 2 to 7 years old, can qualify for the award. A professional jury will judge the artistic, literary and child-oriented qualities of the works.
The text must be sent in the original language. If the original language is not the Dutch, French, English or German language, a translation in one of those four languages should be added.
A children’s story must be told and illustrated in exactly 24 pages.
Use the form on this website to submit your work.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner receives 7,500 € and the winning work will be published by Clavis Publishing.
From all entries, a selection will be made for a children’s books exhibition in Hasselt. At the exhibition children will award their favourite illustration with the Children’s Award. The winner of the Children’s Award receives 750 €.
For further information visit the official competition website.