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17 September 2019

Shortlists announced for Kelpies Prizes 2019

20 June 2019

Floris Books has announced the shortlists for its new-format Kelpies Prize and Kelpies Illustration Prize. The judges of both prizes were delighted to receive more entries than ever before, resulting in a shortlist of six talented writers and six talented illustrators.

 

The writers on the Kelpies Prize Shortlist (In alphabetical order) are:

  • Bobby Finn
  • Karen Hussain
  • Helen MacKenzie
  • Christopher Mackie
  • Emma Mason
  • Libby Valentine

The winner will get a prize package designed to help them grow and develop as a children's writer, consisting of:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced editorial team
  • A publishing contract with Floris Books
  • A week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, plus £100 towards expenses

You can read more about the shortlisted writers on the Kelpies website

 

The illustrators on the Kelpies Illustration Prize Shortlist (In alphabetical order) are:

  • Angus Barker
  • Sarah Coomer
  • Aimee Ferrier
  • Catherine Lindow
  • Lisa Molloy
  • Kirsty Oxley

You can read more about the shortlisted illustrators on the Kelpies website

The winner will get a brilliant prize package, designed to support their development as a children's book illustrator:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced design team
  • A publishing contract with Floris Books for an illustrated project
  • A ticket to the Picture Hooks 2019 conference, plus £100 towards expenses 

 

The winners will be announced at an exclusive award ceremony at Edinburgh International Book Festival this August. Follow @DiscoverKelpies on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for updates.