Winners of the Australian manuscript section win the chance to have their work fast-tracked to the desk of Walker Books Australia, and Penguin Books Australia for the inaugural international manuscript section.
Our new illustrator section saw 10 winners, who each have the chance to directly submit their work to the publisher at Walker Books.
I'm so proud to see several Challenge members either win, shortlist or receive Highly Commended nods and special mentions. Below is a peek at the work they submitted, along with their particular win. Please note that this is the work of Challenge members only, and not other Award winners.
Congratulations, everyone--love your work!
|The Lolly Machine by Aura Parker|
|Little Red Riding Hood by Nicky Johnston|
|Sofia Didn't Like Interruptions by Megan Herbert|
|Cosette by Helene Magisson|
|Chook by Vicky Pratt|
|To My Mother by Jess Racklyeft|
RUNNERS-UP + HIGHLY COMMENDED
|The Elves and the Shoemaker by Helene Magisson|
|Tree by Jason Philp|
|Architecture by Helene Magisson|
|Tug of War by Kate Bouman|
|Olaf the Tiniest Viking by Leonie Cheetham|
|Playtime by Jessica Guthrie|
|Alone in the Forest by Jacqui Petersen|
|Rope Ladder by Lucie Mammone|
|Dragonfly Squadron by Paul Heppell|
|Magic Butterflies by Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki|