Shortlisted Authors

The shortlisted authors for the two awards, the AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore (ACBA), and the Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA), were announced at the AFCC 2017 Makan & Mingle on 18 April 2017. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors, and all the best!

Photo of the shortlisted authors and illustrators for the two awards, with Ms Claire Chiang (Chairperson of NBDCS), Mr Lee Kow Fong (one of the ACBA judges), Ms Rilla Melati (the Chief Judge for SPBA), and Mr Kenneth Quek (Festival Director). Photo by Jacob Kong.

AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore

Deadline: 15 January 2017

The AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore (ACBA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Genting Singapore PLC (GENS). As Asia's largest children's book award, it aims to raise the profile of children’s picture books published in Asia by an Asian team, and encourage the production of quality picture books with a focus on Asian themes and settings. This award is the first of its kinds to give equal recognition to not just the writers and illustrators of picture books, but also the translators. With this added emphasis on translation, the Asian Children’s Book Award looks to promote the publication of Asian children’s books in multiple languages, extending their reach to other countries in the region and beyond.

If you have further questions, please email Adan at adan@bookcouncil.sg or visit the webpages below:

Award Webpage Rules & Regulations Entry Form

2017 Shortlist
Night in the Gardens
Author and Illustrator: J.H. Low
Singapore
Home Home
Author and Illustrator: Hsin-Yu Sun
Taiwan
Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes
Author: Adeline Foo
Illustrator: Beth Parrocha
Singapore/Philippines
Chikibam Meow Chikibam Meow
Author and Illustrator: Chiki Kikuchi
Japan
Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same
Author: Eve Aw
Illustrator: Tan Yun Ru
Malaysia
Don't Be Sorry, Dad! Don't Be Sorry, Dad!
Author, Illustrator, and Translator: Nari Hong
South Korea

Scholastic Picture Book Award

Deadline: 15 January 2017

The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia, and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator.

 

If you have further questions, please email Adan at adan@bookcouncil.sg or visit the webpages below:

Award Webpage Rules & Regulations Entry Form

The shortlisted titles for the Scholastic Picture Book Award are:

  • The Flying Grandpa by Aytul Akal, Mavisel Yener, Kubra Nur Ozkececi, and Yasemin Yener (Turkey) 
  • How Rooster Became the Zodiac Animal by Emila Yusof (Malaysia) 
  • The Little Durian Tree by Ho Jia En, Sabrine Ong, Shona Menon, Wong Shu Jing, and Melodie James (Singapore) 
  • Poorni and her Peepal Leaf by Anuradha Ananth Huggler and Shailja Jain Chougule (India)
  • The Treasure of Kancil by Maria Karina Putri (Indonesia)
  • The Whale Whisperer by Le Thi Bich Khoa (Vietnam)