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Writers Unleashed Picture Book Competition

Run entirely on a volunteer basis by the FAW, Sutherland Branch, the annual Picture Book Writing Competition is run, in conjunction with the Writers Unleashed Festival.



  • 1st Prize:  $500

  • 2nd Prize: $200

  • 3rd Prize: $100

  • Certificate awarded to shortlisted and winning entries.

  • Emerging Writer Mentorship: Highest place entry by an emerging writer within the shortlist will win a Mentorship with Clare Hallifax, Walker Books Australia


Important Dates

  • Opens: 14 February
  • Closes: 19 April
  • Shortlist Announced: 1 August
  • Winners Announced: 3 September


Download a competition flyer here.



For more information and entries, visit the Writers Unleashed website at: https://www.writersunleashed.com.au/picture-book-competition

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