HIP HIP HOORAY! Today I can finally begin to share with you an enormous project I’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past couple of months, and which is going to keep me VERY busy until almost Christmas time: I’m project managing a children’s literature festival in Birmingham!
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) is a charity I volunteer with which promotes reading for pleasure for children, and strives to bring children and books together for enjoyment and fun. Last year the FCBG won the Eleanor Farjeon Award, an award “which recognises an outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books by an individual or organisation“, and we’re using the award prize to part fund a one-day Festival of Children’s Literature in Birmingham on Saturday November 9th.
Today over on the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’s blog I got to announce our call for entries to a competition to design a logo for our Festival of Children’s Literature. I think it’s a really exciting competition – the winner will get the chance to showcase a selection of their illustration portfolio on the FCBG blog (for which I’m responsible) and newsletter, along with an interview conducted by yours truly. We really hope that the competition will be an exciting way to highlight a new or aspiring children’s book illustrator.
So, what are the details of the competition?
Illustrators (aged 16+), established or aspiring, are invited to submit a logo by May 17th.
The winning design will be used for all advertising for the festival, not only online, but in print.
As I said, the winner will be interviewed for the FCBG blog and newsletter with a opportunity to showcase a selection of their illustration portfolio. The FCBG blog and newsletter are widely read by those based in the UK with links to the children’s book industry; the newsletter alone goes to more than 1000 people. The online and print interviews will offer an amazing opportunity for the winning illustrator to raise his/her profile within the (UK’s) children’s book world.
Logo specification and competition details
You can see the official announcement here on the FCBG blog.
I can’t wait to see the entries for this competition! Best of luck to everyone who enters 🙂