UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 situation in India, this event is postponed until further notice.

The call for submissions is still open, and will be extended to 30 June. 

 

Create your own picturebook as part of this virtual hackathon, organised in collaboration with Pratham Books.

As part of this hackathon, participants will create simple, engaging bilingual picture books in two days, mentored by the Pratham Books team.

Open to all writers, illustrators and translators, selected applicants will be required to attend a hackathon workshop over the course of two days (dates to be released later). During the workshop, participants will be assigned into groups to produce a picturebook. 

How to apply: 

You may submit an application under any of the participant profiles listed below: 
 

i) For writers:
Please submit a 50-word brief for a picture book manuscript to [email protected] with the subject header: AFCC Build Your Book.

 

ii) For Illustrators: 
Please submit an original character design to [email protected] with the subject header: AFCC Build Your Book.

 

iii) For Writers-Illustrators: 
Please send a 50-word brief for a picture book manuscript and a sample page to [email protected] with the subject header: AFCC Build Your Book.

 

iv) For Translators: 
Please send a 100-word translation sample (along with the original version of the text) of a children’s book of your choice to [email protected] with the subject header: AFCC Build Your Book.

 

Please note: 
  • Selected participants will be required to sign a contract, releasing all work created during the hackathon under a CCBY 4.0 license. This is an open license that enables access to books to disenfranchised people across the world.
  • Your work can be in any of these languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, Malay.
  • The medium of instruction will be in English. Participants will need to have a working understanding of the language. Registration is free. 


For any enquiries, please contact us at [email protected]