Have you written a childrenâ€™s story that is INSPIRED BY ASIA?
The National Book Development Council of Singapore and Scholastic Asia are jointly launching the Asian childrenâ€™s book prize. The award, called the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA), will recognise Asians and childrenâ€™s writers of Asian origin who are taking the experiences of life, spirit and thinking in different parts of Asia to the world at large. The award would also promote the understanding of the Asian experience and its expression in innovative and creative forms.
The objectives of the SABA are as follows:
â€¢ To recognise excellence in fiction in Asian stories for children
â€¢ To showcase the diversity of literary talent within Asia
â€¢ To encourage and inspire more Asian-themed books and stories
Entries must be submitted for consideration by 31st December of the year preceding the award to the National Book Development Council of Singapore. The closing date for the 2011 SABA is 31st December 2010, 5 p.m. The organisers shall not be held responsible for any manuscript lost or damaged in transit. Results will be declared in May 2011.
For more information: http://scholasticbookaward.asia/