Leading publisher Magabala Books is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a call for entries to the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award.
The winner of the biennial award will receive $10,000, a mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate a children’s story by renowned author and illustrator, Sally Morgan.
Judges for the award include children’s book industry icons – Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs and celebrated illustrators Bronwyn Bancroft and Ann James.
Over the last 30 years, Magabala Books has supported Indigenous storytellers, authors and illustrators to publish more than 250 titles, sold international book rights and built an impressive resume of award-winning titles including Bruce Pascoe’s best-selling work Dark Emu. The Kestin Award expands Magabala Books’ program of professional development opportunities for Indigenous authors and illustrators.
Application packages for the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award can be requested by emailing Publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions due 27 October, 5pm