Picture Hooks provides opportunity and development for emerging picture book illustrators

We help illustrators access the world of children’s publishing.

Although based in Edinburgh, Picture Hooks support is available for all emerging illustrators.

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Illustration by Anders Frang

New Picture Hooks Competition!

We are delighted to announce our latest competition on the theme of Friendship. It is taking place during May and June and there will be two competitions. The winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. More details about the competition, including how to enter.

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Illustration by Anders Frang

New Picture Hooks Competition!

We are delighted to announce our latest competition on the theme of Friendship. It is taking place during May and June and there will be two competitions. The winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. More details about the competition, including how to enter.

May 4, 2022

Buddy Scheme

Are you a passionate artist from a non-traditional illustration background? Perhaps you love drawing vibrant characters or telling a story through pictures but haven’t thought about doing a MA, or have honed your skills in a different industry altogether. Our buddy scheme pairs creative artists with established children’s picture book illustrators for six months to develop […]

April 19, 2022
Illustration of Mouse and Mole by James Mayhew

New Picture Hooks Competition!

We are delighted to announce our latest competition on the theme of Peace. It is taking place during February and March and there will be two competitions. The winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. More details about the competition, including how to enter.

February 1, 2022
Cover illustration of 'We're Going On a Picnic' by Pat Hutchins (Red Fox, 2013)

New Picture Hooks Competition!

We are delighted to announce our latest competition: From Seed to Table–Summer Surprises! It is taking place over August and there will be two competitions. The winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. More details about the competition, including how to enter.

July 16, 2021

New Picture Hooks Competition!

We are delighted to announce our latest competition – Hello, Spring! – which is taking place over April. There will be two competitions on the theme of Hello, Spring! and the winner of each competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. Click on the image/link to find out more details about the competition, including how to enter.

April 1, 2021

Picture Hooks Competition

We are delighted to announce our latest competition – Winter Comforts – which is taking place over December and January! There will be three competitions on the theme of Winter Comforts – and each competition will have a different focus. The winner of each of the three competitions will receive a prize of £1,000. Find out more details […]

December 1, 2020