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Compostela Prize 2019 (Award of € 9000)

Compostela Prize 2019 (Award of € 9000)

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Compostela Prize 2019 is now available for application. The Department of Education and Citizenship of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with Kalandraka publishers, and as part of the 19th Reading Promotion Campaign is announcing the call for entries to the Twelfth International COMPOSTELA Prize for Picture Books.


  • A single prize of € 9000.
  • Moreover, the prize-winning work will be published in all of the official languages of the peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese) by the publisher Kalandraka in November 2019, which will sign the necessary publishing contracts.


  • Open to all publications included in the picture book category
  • In addition, the presentation of books can be in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula, and must be original and unpublished. Adaptations of originals or books that have already been awarded prizes or mentions in other contests will not be accepted. Works with more than three illustrations in the Internet will not get acceptance.
  • Furthermore, one or more persons, who are authors of the text and illustrations, of any nationality can take part. Winners from other years and employees of Kalandraka are cannot participate.
  • The projects can be in any size, technique and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages (excluding covers and endpapers).
  • The works must not feature the name of the author(s), but instead a pen name or pseudonym. The personal details of the participants will be in a sealed envelope: on the outside, the title of the work and the pen name or pseudonym, and inside the full name or names, postal address, telephone number and e-mail, together with a complete photocopy of the author(s) ID card or passport and a brief biography.


Authors competing for the prize must present:

  • Five copies of the text.
  • Three original illustrations and also, five colour photocopies of each. If there is use of digital techniques, the authors may send high-resolution prints of the work.
  • A finished layout of the whole Project: a printed copy with the design, text and illustrations, as close as possible to finished book.

Send the submissions to [email protected]


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 April,2019
OrganizerCity Council of Santiago de Compostela, Department of Education and Citizenship, Kalandraka Editora
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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