30 June 2022
Who may enter
Each illustrator based in the United States and Canada may participate in the contest. The competition is open to everyone, regardless of experience.
The contest is organized by Clavis Publishing, which publishes books for children.
“ Clavis Publishing, New York launches Key Colors, the two-yearly national 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.
A children’s story must be told and illustrated in exactly 24 pages, or 12 double pages.
Use the form on this website to submit your work.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner receives US$8,000 and the winning work will be published by Clavis Publishing.
For further information visit the official competition website.