14th February 2020






Apila Ediciones searching for professionals illustrators who try to make their way in the world of children’s illustration. Therefore they created the award to help illustrators who still do not have any children’s picture book published with ISBN (except for self-publishing).

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The aim of this competition is promoting the production of children’s picture books and give the professional opportunity to illustrators who deserve it for their talent and quality and boost their career with the publication of their first work in the world of children’s illustration.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Art.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • The final presentation of the award will take place in March 2020.
  • The awarded contestant will have to commit to complete all illustrations before the 1st of September 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • There are no restrictions on the nationality of the participants nor the number of projects presented. To qualify, It is imperative that the illustrator has never had titles published before (with ISBN) and at the exception of illustrators having self-published (by themselves with ISBN, not through an ediorial).
  • The presentations have to be written in Spanish and could be either original tales or adaptations from tales with free copyright.
  • The projects will have to adhere to set dimentions of 24 cm wide by 22 cm tall per page or proportional to it and may not exceed 36 pages (18 double pages) with legal pages and endpapers included, covers aside.

Opportunity Cost


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

How to Apply

 Contestants must submit the work electronically and the following information to The heading should consist of ,“LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_PRIMERA_IMPRESION”:

  • File in PDF form ( max 10M) of the finished book, or in its absence thereof, the storyboard of the book with a minimum of five finished double pages and the rest sketched. This files must be titled with the last name followed by the first name and the word LIBRO,_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME _BOOK.
  • A file in WORD indicating, E mail address, nationality, postal adress, telephone number and website is optional. Also, it would be recomended to include any social media sites the illustrator might have (Facebook, blog or any other profile.) The file must be named indicating the last name and name of the illustrator ended with the word LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_ DATA.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Abd El Aziz/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team