Best Children's Pitcture book

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Entries are invited for our children’s picture book competition (text only), up to 500 words.


Top 10 Shortlisted Entries

Your story included in The Winners’ Collection, which is sent to literary agents and publishers to help your work get noticed.

Your story and biography included in our Winners’ Gallery on the Searchlight Awards’ website, which agents, publishers, friends and family can access.

Your story included in our annual Searchlight Awards’ Anthology, which features the best entries from all our competitions in the last year.

First Prize

All the above, with your story recognised as the Competition Winner, plus £500 in Cash.

Key Information

Submissions from 1st March 2022 to 22nd August 2022, midnight UK time

Judge: Kayleigh Keam, BBC Children’s Writer & Director, CBeebies Bedtime Stories Book Reviewer

Word limit: 500 words, not including the title

Entry fee per story: £9

Results published: 27th January 2023

Please read the rules below before entering the competition



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