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Apila's First Printing Award 2024


Posted on 28 August 2023

9 February 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18 who have not yet published a book with an ISBN number. 

Short description

The contest is organized by the Apila Ediciones, a publishing house based in Alagón, Spain.

“ Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Aragón and with the support of its Town Hall, announces “Apila’s 2024 First Printing Award”. This is an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope.

Illustrators, regardless of nationality, may submit a project of an illustrated picture book for children, written in Spanish or English (max. 40 pages).

All submissions must be made via email. Click HERE for more information.

Previous winners

Nuria Otte Cluckadoodledooo, 2022 Winner

Gabriel Frugone What's wrong with my coffee maker? 2021 Winner

Vera Galindo How do you see it? 2020 Winner

Rodrigo Mattioli Un árbol, 2019 Winner

María Isabel Correa Lusa la pelusa, 2018 Winner

Marina Hernández Superlucas, 2017 Winner

Canizales Guapa, 2016 Winner

Lidia Sarria Tigo y Tenta, 2015 Winner

Dàlia Adillon El nuevo traje del Emperador, 2014 Winner

Olga de Dios Monstruo Rosa, 2013 Winner

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

The winning book will be published by the Apila Ediciones. The winner will receive € 4.000

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.