The Kelpies Prizes for Writing and Illustration 2020

Developing new children’s writers and illustrators in Scotland

The Kelpies Prize for Writing and Illustration 2020 is now closed!

The deadline to get your submissions in was 5pm on Saturday 29 February 2020. Watch this space for the shortlist announcement in June!

The Prize Package

We believe that the best talent Scotland has to offer needs nurturing and development in order to reach its full potential. That’s why we’ve created a prize package for both our writing and illustration prizes to help you become the best you can be! Our brilliant prize package now includes:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced editorial or design team
  • A publishing contract with Floris Books for a book or illustrated project
  • A week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor (Kelpies Prize for Writing)
  • A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2020 conference (Kelpies Prize for Illustration)

More information

The 2020 prize is now closed, but you can find out more by clicking the relevant button below.