A huge thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the Picture Book Prize 2020! Considering the year we had, you are all amazing. We had over 450 entries and it was incredibly difficult to longlist this year. If you didn’t make the longlist this year, please do keep writing and keep going. We will be back in 2021.
So, our longlisted entries for 2020 are (drum roll please…):
Incredible Custard Catastrophe – Sian Bailey, Hampshire
Dinosaur Delivery Driver – Bee Boyty, Chiswick
Quillbert – Alicia Curley, Saline, Michigan
Grandad’s Missing Memory – Jo Dearden, Lancashire
Quickest Bedtime Story Ever – Louise Fitzgerald, Kent
Digging for Dad – Pete Frederick, Leicestershire
My Octopus Friend – Laura Howard, Middlesex
Hey Artist, This Bear’s in the Wrong Book – Louise Jones, Manchester
Barney the Woolliest Sheep in the World – SJ Kinahan, Gloucestershire
The Stickypaws – Lorna Lee, Berkshire
Outfoxed – Lydia Loeber, West Sussex
The Book Rocket – Louise McLennan, Argyll
Two Minute Fish – Ali Oxtoby, Worcestershire
Saturday Knight Fever – Stephen Rogers, Kent
Cat and Moose – Kirsty Rorke, New Zealand
Alphabet Parade – Cathy Rushworth, Norwich
Raccoons Aren’t Pets – Kara Sibilia, New Jersey
Two Blue Eggs – Sim Smailes, Essex
Glow – Hannah Stephenson, Merseyside
Don’t Forget to Close Your Book – Rebecca Woodall, Manchester
Huge congratulations to you all! You will be receiving feedback on your stories in the near future.
Thank you again to everyone who took part.