XVI International Compostela Prize for Picture Books

XVI International Compostela Prize for Picture Books

The Sixteenth International Compostela Prize for Picture Books is open to all publications included in the picture book category: a book in which the story is told through images, or through images and text that complement each other.

The books may be presented in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese), and must be original and unpublished. Adaptations of originals or books that have already been awarded prizes in other contests will not be accepted. Works with more than three illustrations uploaded onto the Internet will not be accepted.

The projects may be presented in any size, technique and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages (excluding covers and endpapers).

The jury will be composed of members with recognised prestige in the field of literature and illustration, and they will select the winner picture book according to their own criteria.

Authors competing for the prize must present:
· Five copies of the text.
· Three original illustrations and five colour photocopies of each. If digital techniques are used, the authors may send high-resolution prints of the work.
· A finished layout of the whole project: a printed copy with the design, text and illustrations, as close as possible to finished book.

There is no entry fee.


Open to anyone worldwide.


The winner will receive a cash prize of 9,000 EUR (approx. 10,140 USD). The prize money will not be paid until the author or authors deliver the completed work ready for publication. The prize-winning work will be published by the Kalandraka in November 2022.

Deadline: 13 May 2023

Link for apply: Kalandraka – Books to dream Compostela Prize – About Us

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