The Asian Children’s Book Award seeks published children’s picture books written, illustrated, and translated by authors, illustrators, and translators living in Asia and of Asian descent. Entries can be submitted in English or their original languages, but if no official English translation exists, a rudimentary English translation should accompany the title for the purposes of evaluation.
The creator(s) of the winning book will receive SGD$30,000 in cash: SGD$10,000 for the writer(s), SGD$10,000 for the artist(s), and SGD$10,000 for the translator(s) (in the case where no official translation exists, the SGD$10,000 translator prize would instead be used as grant to the publisher of the winning book to translate the book into English or a native language of the winning book’s home country), and be invited to attend the award ceremony at the 2017 Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore, which will be held 17-21 May 2017.
Interested parties can visit http://bookcouncil.sg/awards/afcc-asian-childrens-book-award for more information, and downloadable copies of the documents.
The timeline of ACBA 2017 is as follows:
- Closing of submissions: 6 January 2017
- Announcement of shortlist to press: April 2017
- Announcement of winners during AFCC 2017 at the National Library Building in Singapore: mid May 2017
Please note that all picture book entries must be submitted in hard copy and sent to:
Organizer – AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore 2017 Submission
National Book Development Council of Singapore, Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1, Singapore 389777
The other required documents may be mailed along with the entries, but should be included in soft copy format in a thumb drive or CD-ROM. They may also be emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org, just make sure the title of the entry is clearly marked. All entries and documents should be received by the submission deadline of 6 January 2017.