I’m all kinds of swirling-twirling thrilled to share this news. 
Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing has announced that the Little Hare Illustration Prize is returning in October 2023. Awarded biennially, the prize is open to aspiring picture-book artists across Australia and New Zealand.
This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging illustrator to win a publishing contract and receive editorial support.
I was honoured to be asked by Hardie Grant to write this picture book. And I can’t wait to see how THE EVERYDAY TUTU takes form through illustration.
I really love this story and its pace, and the determination of its protagonist. Knowing that it provides possibilities for an aspiring picture book illustrator sits so perfectly with me!
Submissions with be open from Oct 17 2023 and close 15 January 2024. Check out Hardie Grant’s link in the comments for all the details.



The Little Hare Prize Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing is now open, inviting emerging illustrators to submit a portfolio of work for my new book The Everyday Tutu.
Such an exciting time for talented folks to break into the industry. Best of luck everyone.



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