UK Society of Authors launches £5000 prize for illustrated children’s books
In the UK, the Society of Authors (SoA) has launched the Queen’s Knickers Award, a new £5000 (A$8950) prize for children’s illustrated books aimed at readers aged 0–7.
Aimed at celebrating ‘quirky’ books that ‘grab the attention of a child’, the prize is open to works that were first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, and submissions can be in any physical format including board books, pop-ups and life-the-flap books.
The award is funded by British children’s author and illustrator Nicholas Allan, whose book The Queens’ Knickers (Red Fox) inspired the prize’s name.
For more information, see the SoA website.