Writing and illustrating competitions are a great way to get your work seen by publishers.
Each year, the CYA Conference offers opportunities for authors and illustrators of all ages and levels of experience to enter your stories and illustrations.
There are opportunities for new writers/illustrators, published writers/illustrators and kids (hatchlings).
Each entry is prejudged by at least two volunteers who are published, unpublished, and editors as well as avid readers of the genres. CYA endeavours to have at least one published author/illustrator/editor judge adjudicate per entry sent into the competition.
The judges use a standard score sheet per writing category.The scores are tallied into a percentage and the final results are based on that percentage. The same happens for illustrations, graphic novel and illustrated picture books entries.
Judges feedback is provided for all entries.
The winning entry and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher of children’s books, with no guarantee of publication. Author/Illustrator retains copyright.
More information is available at the CYA website.