How to Enter the Kelpies Prize

The Kelpies Prize 2019 is now closed! Watch this space for the shortlist announcement in June.

This year’s entrants were asked to submit the following:

1. The first five chapters of a book for children, plus a synopsis (2-3 paragraphs) summarising the whole book, so we can see how your story will develop.

2. A synopsis (2-3 paragraphs) for a different book for children.

3. A short piece of writing (1,000-3,000 words) for children that begins with:
     There were three things everyone knew about [character name]…

The closing date for entries was 5pm, 28 February 2019.

Before you submit your entry, please read both our Guidelines and Terms & Conditions carefully. If you have any questions about the prize, please email us.

Please note that you will need to sign in to your Google account in order to use the online form. If you don’t have one, you can set one up for free here. Please email us if you have any problems!

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Enter the Kelpies Prize 2019

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your entry by 28 February 2019.

Find out about our previous Kelpies Prize winners.