Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize 2021

27 April - 29 July 2021

Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand is delighted to announce the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize is returning for 2021.

Margaret Mahy’s books have entertained and enthralled generations of New Zealand readers and this prize offers the opportunity for an unpublished New Zealand-based illustrator to illustrate Mahy’s heart-warming story, The King in the Cupboard, which has never before been published as a picture book.

Previously unpublished New Zealand Illustrators are invited to explore, with a little girl called Sarah, her new home and a very magical cupboard under the stairs. The Margaret Mahy Estate and Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand encourage the illustrators to think as creatively as possible, particularly around the use of colour, shape and form.

Working closely with the Margaret Mahy Estate, Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand will award a $1000 cash prize, a $500 library of books and the opportunity for this project to be developed into a published picture book.

 You have until 12pm Thursday 29th July 2021 to submit your entry.

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