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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Winter Comforts Competition

Tuesday 1st December 2020

We are delighted to announce our latest competition – Winter Comforts – during 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. Click on the image for details.

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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, […]

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Our Current Picture Hooks Mentors

At Picture Hooks we are tremendously lucky to work with exceptional illustrators who do a wonderful job mentoring our emerging illustrators. We can’t wait to see the work our pairs will produce together and individually before our next exhibition launches, and look forward to our events throughout 2019. Our mentors and mentees will have their […]

January 11, 2019

Picture Hooks 2018/19 Shortlistees

We’ll soon be announcing our fantastic mentors for the next round of our mentoring scheme, and you’ve already met our newest mentees. As we’ve mentioned, it was an incredibly strong year in terms of our applications and we are keen to let you know about the folk who were shortlisted during the process. So, here’s […]

December 7, 2018