Astra Publishing House in association with Beijing-based Thinkingdom Media and the European and American editors of minedition have launched a worldwide picture book writing competition open to all writers regardless of nationality, place of residence, or experience level. Leonard is Jury President of the competition and played a pivotal role in its design. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Chinese, German, or Spanish. There is generous prize money for the winners as well as opportunities to publish. Read about it all on the contest poster, press announcement, and official website.