How to Enter

You can now apply for the Picture Hooks mentoring scheme via our online entry form. The deadline for applications is midnight (GMT) on 30th September.

Throughout the application, our panel will be looking for evidence of character, continuity and emotion in your work. The successful applicants will demonstrate commitment with potential and the desire to learn and develop.

Entrance Requirements

Entry Fee

There is a £10.00 entry fee to cover the costs of  launching the scheme.  Please note that your entry will not be considered if we have not received this fee. When you submit the entry form you will be redirected to PayPal where your secure payment can be made.

Your Entry

Preparing Your Entry

Note: text can be from any source and should not exceed 50 words. Remember, we are not looking for authors, we are looking for illustrators.

What Happens Next

Our panel of experts will compile a shortlist of candidates and invite them to interview, which will be held in October 2018.

For the interview, each illustrator will be asked to bring their sketchbook to show work in progress. They should also bring along their favourite picture book, and be ready to explain to the interview panel why they love it.

The decision will be communicated shortly after the interview stage, and the five selected illustrators will then be matched with an appropriate professional. The mentoring scheme will launch in November 2018.

Unfortunately we will not be able to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants. To access further support from Picture Hooks keep an eye out for the workshops, talks and events that we hold throughout the year.