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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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In 2009, I was a judge for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS), and in 2010, I was a judge for the (Philippine) National Children’s Book Awards.
I represent book reviewers on the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.