New Asian Children's Book Awards!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
*The National Book Development Board - Philippines and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People will present the first National Children’s Book Awards in July. The awards will honor the ten best books in the Philippines for children and young adults (from the years 2008 and 2009).

Nominations for the awards are now open and will close on April 15. Click here for the award rules (click on the image to enlarge it). The nomination form is available here.

*Two new children's book awards will be announced at the first Asian Festival of Children's Content in May: the Asian Children's Book Prize, and the Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award for Singaporean children's books.

I am so excited about all these awards! =D

8 comments:

Heather Zundel said...

Wow, these are fantastic! I'm so glad these are coming about. Are they meant only for books publishes in Singapore/Philippines, etc., or if they take place there, or are written by people there? Such good news. This is exciting.

Tarie said...

Heather, I am wondering the same things! Especially for the Asian Children's Book Prize. I haven't studied all the rules yet, but the rules for the Asian Children's Book Prize have yet to be released.

Chen said...

It's a little bit sad that the books have to be published in English. It would be nice if Singaporean children's books in Chinese or other languages got a bit of encouragement, too. I understand that the jury must be able to read the works, but maybe they could have made do with an unpublished translation?

Tarie said...

That is a bit sad. I think one reason the books have to be in English is because they are trying to promote Singaporean children's books to the whole world.

Playing by the book said...

I can't wait to hear the results for these prizes. I for one shall be grateful that there will be some English language books - whilst I still buy books sometimes for the illustrations and make up stories for my kids based on how I interpret what I see, I'm always so happy to have books from places other than the US and the UK to give us a wider world understanding.

Tarie said...

Zoe, I also can't wait! So glad you are interested. =D

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Tarie said...

Aww, thank you so much, Mardel!

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