Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013
The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award is presented biennially for an outstanding book for children, to recognise and inspire excellence in children’s literature published in Singapore. This award is open to children’s books published from January 2011 to December 2012.
The award aims to achieve two objectives – to encourage the quality and quantity of books published for children and to meet the need for our children to be exposed to books, set in a familiar and meaningful background that is relevant to their experience.
The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013, with a prize of S$10,000, will be presented during the Children's Literature Lecture & Award Presentation on 28 May 2013.
SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013
The SingTel Asian Picture Book Award will be presented annually for an outstanding unpublished picture book with a distinctly Asian theme.
The objective of the award is to encourage and inspire the creation and publication of more Asian-themed picture books. The award is also intended to stimulate public interest and awareness of picture books.
The first SingTel Asian Picture Book Award 2013, with a prize of S$10,000, will be presented during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content on 28 May 2013.
Scholastic Asian Book Award 2014
The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is presented to recognise outstanding writers of children’s material in Asia or of Asian origin.
The objectives of the award 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 stories
The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) worth S$10,000 is awarded to an unpublished manuscript or translation of an original work in English targeted at children of ages 6 to 18 years.
Submissions for SABA 2014 is now open. The closing date for SABA submissions is 21 October 2013.