Thirteenth International COMPOSTELA Prize for Picture Books

Deadline: 30 April 2020
Open to: authors of the text and illustrations, of any nationality
Benefits: single prize of EUR 9,000


The Department of Education of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with Kalandraka publishers, and as part of the 20th Reading Promotion Campaign announces the call for entries to the Thirteenth International COMPOSTELA Prize for Picture Books


The Thirteenth International Compostela Prize for Picture Books is open to all publications included in the picture book category: a book in which the story is told through images, or through images and text that complement each other.

The books may be presented in any of the official languages of the Iberian Peninsula, and must be original and unpublished.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 uploaded onto the Internet will not be accepted.

One or more persons, who are authors of the text and illustrations, of any nationality may take part. Winners from other years and employees of Kalandraka are excluded from participatin.

The projects may be presented in any size, technique and format, but may not contain any more than 40 inner pages (excluding covers and endpapers).


A single prize of EUR 9,000. The prize will be subject to the withholding which are applicable in each case. The prize money will not be paid until the author or authors deliver the completed work ready for publication. 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 2020, which will sign the necessary publishing contracts. The publisher will also give priority to publishing works which receive a special mention from the jury. This right shall be valid for a period of one year, after which the works shall be at the free disposal of the author(s).

How to Apply?

The projects must be sent or delivered to the General Registry of the Town Council of Santiago de Compostela (c/ Presidente Salvador Allende nº. 4, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain), indicating on the envelope “XIII Premio Internacional COMPOSTELA de Álbum Ilustrado”. The name(s) of the author(s) must not appear on parcels delivered by courier agencies.

For more information please visit the official web page.