Yay! Library Day 2017 Illustration Challenge

Thank you to everyone who entered our Illustration Challenge. Results will be announced in June 2017. Good luck, all budding illustrators!


About the Challenge
More about Yay! It's Library Day
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We welcome new entries to Wombat Books's 2017 Illustration competition!

How to Enter and what to do!


 About the Challenge

The Challenge has been established in order to provide aspiring young illustrators with the opportunity to be published in a professionally produced children's book and gain an introduction into the world of illustrating.

Winning illustrators will be published in the book titled Yay! It's Library Day. They will also receive two free copies of the book and a $50 voucher to spend at Wombat Books on other titles. They will be acknowledged on the Wombat Books website and there may be opportunities for them to illustrate work in the future.

One illustrator will also be given the exclusive opportunity to design the cover for the book and will win a cash prize of $200.

Note: other illustrators will not receive payment or a cash award.

How to Vote
A selection of entries will be posted on our blog for public voting. While some children have entered for multiple pages, we have selected some of their entries to be listed on the website.

The illustrations that have the most votes from the public will be considered as finalists and submitted to the judging panel for selection, which includes the selection of the cover illustrator. The judging panel is made up of educators as well as the publishing team.

To see what voting looked like last time check out the Challenge Blog.

About the Book: Yay! It's Library Day

Yay! It’s Library Day is a fun rhyming story about two children, Oliver and Ivy, who love visiting the library with their dad.
With stories and their imaginations guiding them, the children go on grand ocean adventures, visit fairytale lands, watch elephants dancing in tuxedos and fly across the sapphire sky on a magic carpet.
Discover the joy and wonder of books with Oliver and Ivy in Yay! It’s Library Day.

Please note: illustrators who are selected as finalists to be published in the book may be asked to contribute to other page spreads as required and/or be asked to modify their original pictures where necessary.


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