Entries for the 2013 Gavin Bishop Award are now open!
by Random House NZ on 1 November 2012
The biennial Storylines Gavin Bishop Award was established in 2009, and aims to encourage the publication of exciting, high quality picture books from New Zealand illustrators. It also recognises the contribution that Gavin Bishop has made to the writing and illustrating of children’s picture books, and gives an emerging talent the opportunity to benefit from his expertise.
In addition to a $1500 monetary prize, the winner of this award will receive mentoring and support from Gavin, and may also receive an offer of publication by Random House New Zealand, who are the proud sponsors of this award.
Each entrant will be required to submit a storyboard, a page of rough drawings and two pieces of finished artwork to fit with text provided by Random House. Entries for the 2013 Gavin Bishop Award are now open, and must be submitted by 30 November 2012 For an entry form, guidelines and other information, click here.
Harriet Bailey was the 2010 award winner, and has gone on to illustrate Hester and Lester, written by Kyle Mewburn and published by Random House in 2011. To see pages from Harriet’s winning entry, as well as the entries from the other five 2010 finalists, click on the names below. Please note that each artist holds the copyright on their artwork.