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Kelpies Prize 2016 – Now Closed

We've had more entries than ever before for this year's Kelpies Prize, and now our editors have the tough task of deciding which entries will make the shortlist! Watch this space for details, coming soon.

Kelpies Prize 2015 Winner Announced

We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2015. A hearty congratulations to Mark Smith and his slimy superhero adventure, Slug Boy Saves the World!

Well done to fellow shortlisted authors Julie Macpherson and Justin Nevil.

Mark Smith and Slug Boy Saves the World

In Slug Boy Saves the World, 11-year-old Murdo McLeod becomes the world's worst superhero thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive slug. He's so underrated, in fact, that even when an evil mastermind devises a plan to capture all the other superheroes, Slug Boy isn't even on his hit list. Now Slug Boy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to free the other superheroes and save the world. Let's hope he doesn't slip up.

Mark Smith lives in Fife with his wife and works as a primary school teacher in Dundee, where he was born. He has self-published a children's picture book called The Box and has had a number of scripts published in small press comics. Slug Boy Saves the World is his first children's book and will be published in our Kelpies range in Autumn 2016.

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