The 2012 PBBY-Alcala Prize

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) has announced the winners of the 2012 Alcala Illustrators' Prize. The grand prize goes to Hubert Fucio, and honorable mentions go to Aldy Aguirre, Dominic Agsaway, and Jonathan RaƱola. Congratulations!

Click here to see the winning illustrations! (I am impressed by the details in Fucio's illustrations and my personal favorites are the adorable illustrations by Agsaway.)

For inquiries about the Alcala Illustrators' Prize, please email the PBBY Secretariat at pbby@adarna.com.ph.

I just bought a plane ticket to Singapore!


It's almost that time of the year again: the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) at the Arts House in Singapore! The 2012 AFCC is for the entire community of children’s content creators. The schedule for the festival is as follows:

* Primary & Preschool Teachers Congress - May 26
* Parents Forum - May 27
* Asian Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference - May 28 and 29
* Media Summit - May 29
* Media Mart & Rights Fair - May 26 to 29

Speakers include Leonard S. Marcus, children's literature critic, author, and historian; Alvina Ling, editorial director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Suzy Lee, artist and picture book extraordinaire; Margarita Engle, poet, novelist, and journalist; Candy Gourlay, Jomike Tejido, Russell Molina, and Isabel Roxas, all popular and award-winning Filipino children's book creators.

You MUST be at the 2012 AFCC, to learn from top-notch authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, educators, and book reviewers, and to network and do business with them!