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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Picture Hooks Festival of Illustration

Saturday 6th November 2021

An online event to inspire and inform children’s picture book illustrators.

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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

Winner of new ‘Invisible Prize’

The work of the illustrator is key to inspiring our first love of books. We all know and love many picture book characters from their image alone.  Picture Hooks are proud to announce a new, bi-annual award, The Invisible Prize, which will acknowledges the quiet reach and huge influence that the illustrator offers. This year, The […]

November 29, 2020

From Seed to Table Competition – the winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our four From Seed to Table competitions. We were so pleased with the response. You sent us some fantastic entries and gave the judging panel a hard time selecting the winners and the runners up! You may have seen some of the winning submissions on Instagram – but, in […]

September 15, 2020

Mentoring scheme 2020–21

The deadline for our mentoring scheme is fast approaching! Six mentees will be matched with six mentors for nine months. It’s rather like working closely with an editor for a year and previous mentees have found it immensely helpful in developing their work and contacts within the industry. There’s a small admin charge – but, […]