Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reminder : The Scholastic Asian Book Award


Have you written a children’s story that is INSPIRED BY ASIA?

The National Book Development Council of Singapore and Scholastic Asia are jointly launching the Asian children’s book prize. The award, called the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA), will recognise Asians and children’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:
• To recognise excellence in fiction in Asian stories for children
• To showcase the diversity of literary talent within Asia
• 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 Award-Winning Manuscript

The best manuscript will be awarded the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA), and win a prize of
S$10,000 and a plaque. The winning manuscript will be considered by Scholastic Asia for publication.
Click here for more details.

(Thanks for sending us this link Sayoni Basu.)

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