Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan is open to new members!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the Philippine’s first and only association of artists committed to the creation and promotion of illustrations for children, is open to new members!

Requirements:

1. Accomplished application form.  

2. One illustration based on "Sino Ako?" by Eugene Y. Evasco. 

3. Five sample illustrations from your portfolio.
    72 dpi, JPEG, or PNG
    Dimensions should be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels

Email all requirements to hello at ang-ink dot org and please indicate subject as 2013APP: FirstName LastName.

Deadline for applications is February 20, 2013.

Announcing the International Book Giving Day Blog Hop!


We invite those of you with blogs to share stories of how you celebrate International Book Giving Day via our International Book Giving Day blog hop!

International Book Giving Day is a volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books. We are inviting people to celebrate International Book Giving Day on February 14 by 1. giving a book to a friend or family member, 2. leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read, or 3. donating a gently used book to a local library, hospital, shelter, or organization that distributes used books to children in need.

One of the things that makes International Book Giving Day special is connecting with others from around the world who are giving books to kids. This blog hop offers one way for people from around the world to connect and share stories of how they celebrated International Book Giving Day.

To participate:

1. Write a post describing how you celebrated International Book Giving Day. A short and sweet post (e.g. a photo of you or your child leaving a book in a waiting room) is welcome!

2. On February 21 or shortly after, add a link to your post at any of our host blogs. Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind is one of the host blogs, so you can add your link right here!

The entire collection of links to stories about how people celebrated International Book Giving Day will be available at each of the host blogs. The blog hop will remain live until March 21.

For those of you without blogs:

We invite you to share photos via Instagram or Twitter by adding the tag #giveabook. You are also invited to email photos to amy dot broadmoore at gmail dot com, and we will share them at the International Book Giving Day website.

You can see how others around the world are celebrating International Book Giving Day by 1. following Instagram photos and tweets tagged #giveabook, 2. looking at the photos and stories that we share at the International Book Giving Day website, and 3. reading stories shared by bloggers as part of the International Book Giving Day blog hop.

Calling all Filipino children's book creators!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Press Release: The Ken Spillman and NBDCS AFCC Subsidy

Once a year, participants come to the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore to meet and mingle with writers, illustrators, publishers, editors, and producers of excellent children’s content.

To assist Filipino children's book creators to access regional opportunities, Australian children’s author Ken Spillman has made available a grant of ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) to help defray the expenses of attending the AFCC held annually in Singapore.

To qualify, applicants must have published at least one full-length work for children or young adults. Evidence of the published work may take the form of a PDF file attached to the application or a link to the site where the work is sold.

Applicants are also asked to submit a resumé and a maximum of 500 words explaining how attendance at the AFCC might be expected to contribute to the applicant’s development and profile as a writer. A statement on why the applicant needs the grant may also be considered but is not a requirement. A commitment to attend the AFCC is also expected by showing proof that the applicant will pay or look for other resources to fund other expected expenses in the attendance of the AFCC.

The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) will also give the chosen recipient a fifty percent (50%) discount on the AFCC registration fee. A special code will be emailed to the chosen applicant which may be used to register online.

With the above-stated requirements, applications may be emailed to afccsubsidy@nbdb.gov.ph. The deadline for submission of applications is on March 15, 2013 for attendance to this year’s AFCC which will be held on May 28-29, 2013. All submissions will be treated confidentially.

One month till International Book Giving Day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

On Valentine's Day, I will be celebrating my love for books and children by participating in International Book Giving Day!

International Book Giving Day is a volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books. You are invited to participate too by:

1. Giving a book to a friend or relative.

Is there a child in your life who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14? In lieu of or in addition to a card or box of chocolates, choose a good book to give to your child, grandchild, friend, or neighbor.

2. Leaving a book in a waiting room or lobby.

Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice.

3. Donating a book.

Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them into the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or nonprofit organization working to ensure that all kids have access to books.

Add your name to the list of people giving books for International Book Giving Day at http://bookgivingday.com. Share photos of International Book Giving Day festivities by adding the hashtag #giveabook to Instagram photos.


* The International Book Giving Day poster is by Indian children’s illustrator Priya Kuriyan. Woot woot! Please feel free to print copies and hang them in your community.