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New England Illustration Prize Closes Today!

New England Illustration Prize

An exciting brand new award for illustrators residents in New England, both emerging and experienced. Centred around creating an illustration inspired by a poem, Frosty School Morning, by well-known children’s author Sophie Masson, with cash prizes and other prizes sponsored by two local publishers, Little Pink Dog Books and Christmas Press Picture Books, and local gallery NERAM.

A panel of experienced judges will choose 20 short-listed works, from which the winners will be selected.

Finalists will be asked to mount their work in white and post to or deliver their artwork, suitably packaged and waterproofed, to an Armidale address which will be given to them at the time they are shortlisted. Please note that NEWC will not be liable for any damage or loss of works in transit.

Finalists’ works will be displayed in Gallery 126, Armidale, from the 8th to the 16th of July where the prize-winning entries will be announced at the exhibition opening.

Prizes

1st Prize
$150 donated by Little Pink Dog Books.
Professional evaluation of portfolio by Christmas Press and Little Pink Dog Books, with letter of recommendation to publishers.
Signed print of children’s book illustration, donated by Christmas Press.
 
2nd Prize
$100 donated by Little Pink Dog Books.
Voucher for two children’s picture books, donated by Christmas Press.
 
3rd Prize
$50 donated by Little Pink Dog Books.
Voucher for two children’s picture books, donated by Christmas Press.
 
Youth Prize
$100 donated by Little Pink Dog Books.
NERAM membership, donated by NERAM.
Illustration workshop for the winning student’s school, donated by Christmas Press.

Opens: February 26th

Closes: June 1

Cost per artwork: $15 for Newc/Neram members, $20 for non-members, $10 for Youth (under 18).
You may enter up to four works.

Medium: Entries can be in any medium. Artwork to be no larger than A3.

How to enter:
Click here to pay your entry fee and take note of your receipt number! 
Next, email your entry as .jepg file (with your name and the title of the work as the file name. No more than 2MB!) to newcompetitions@gmail.com with 'New England Illustration Prize in the subject line.

In the body of the email include:
* Name
* Contact details
* Name of work
* Trybooking reciept number
* Age and school (Youth category only)