What you win

First prize for text:

  1. £1,500
  2. Free place on an online Faber Academy writing course*
  3. Arranged and funded by BookTrust, the opportunity to shadow already established authors on school visits

First prize for illustration:

  1. £1,500 
  2. A one-year portfolio membership from the Association of Illustrators, worth £200
  3. Arranged and funded by BookTrust, the opportunity to shadow already established illustrators on school visits

Second Prize

  • £500
  • A selection of Faber books

All winners (including highly commended, commended and promise prize winners) will get:

  • A place on a five-part programme, Insights into the Publishing Process*
  • Priority spaces on BookTrust Represent workshops

*Terms and conditions

Insights into the Publishing Process includes:

  • Five sessions with some of the key publishing departments including Rights, Editorial, Design, Marketing & Publicity and Andlyn Agency. Including a one to one look at your work with either the Publisher and/or the Art Director.
  • All sessions to be carried out within a year of winning the prize.
  • The sessions can be attended either in person at the Faber office or online.

The free place on an online Faber Academy course can be selected from the following and is subject to availability:

  • Masterclass: Plotting
  • Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go
  • Masterclass: Editing
  • Masterclass: Synopses
  • Masterclass: Planning and Writing the Mirror
  • Masterclass: Setting
  • Masterclass: The Idea of Pace
  • Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles
  • Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction
  • Masterclass: The Idea of Conflict