Judged by Clare Hallifax, Scholastic Australia
There were over 477 entries in this year’s Writers Unleashed Picture Book Competition, with a final 10 entries for the shortlist. The competition is proudly supported by FAW Sutherland Branch and Writers Unleashed Writers Festival.
Clare Hallifax is publishing manager at Scholastic Australia. She is both publisher of Omnibus Books, and manager of Scholastic’s digital publishing program for the past decade.
Jodi Toering of Victoria for Dandelion;
Anne-Louise Debrowski of Victoria for My Secret Garden
3rd Place Prize $100:
Sharon Boyce of NSW for Deano the Donkey
2nd Place Prize $200:
Carolyn Foreman, NSW for Taking the Shortcut to School
1st Place Prize $500 and Mentorship with Clare Hallifax:
Suzanne Houghton of NSW for The Tortoise and the Hair.
In this YouTube video, introduced by competition coordinator Sylvia Vago from the Sutherland Shire branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW, the five top entries are announced and critiqued by competition judge Clare Hallifax.