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 storiesThe closing date for the 2012 SABA is 17th October 2011, 5pm (Singapore time). The organisers shall not be responsible for any manuscripts lost or damaged in transit. Result will be declared in May 2012, at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.
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.
The first and second runners-up will be awarded a plaque and will be offered advice by Scholastic Asia on editing their manuscripts to submit for publication.
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