XIV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books 2021

Deadline: 14 May 2021
Open to: all artists from around the world
Benefits: a single prize of €9000


This competition, organised by the Department of Education of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela (in collaboration with KALANDRAKA Editora), asks to submit a project of a picture book: 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of the Iberian Peninsula (Galician, Catalan, Basque, Castilian Spanish and Portuguese), and must be original and unpublished.

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


Open to anyone worldwide.


The winner will receive a cash prize of 9,000 EUR. 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 by the publisher Kalandraka in November 2021.

How to apply?

For more information and to apply, please visit the official website.