Key Colours International Competition New York 7,500 € to win 2022

30 June 2022

Country: USA

Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators from around the world. 

Short description

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. 

Entry fees
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 €.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.

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