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The SABA is the joint initiative of Scholastic Asia and Singapore Book Council (SBC). The SBC, founded in 1969, promotes reading and literature, and champions literary works of Asians.
Scholastic, founded in 1920, is the largest children's books publisher and distributor in the world. Scholastic continues this successful history by remaining focused on encouraging children to learn to read and love to learn.
a) The Author
i. The Scholastic Asian Book Award is awarded every two years to an unpublished manuscript (original or translation) targeted at children aged 6 to 18 years, written by writers of Asian descent, living in Asia, who are 18 years of age and above. For the purpose of this award, Asia comprises the following countries:
37. Saudi Arabia
39. Sri Lanka
33. Papua New Guinea
ii. The author must not be a salaried employee of, or a family member of a salaried employee of, either the organizer, the National Book Development Council of Singapore, or the sponsor, Scholastic Corporation, or any of their subsidiaries.
b) The Manuscript
c) The Format
3. The Prize
4. Number of Entries
Limited to ONE (1) submission per writer.
The Book Council will check details concerning the eligibility of the authors and the manuscripts submitted. Only manuscripts of authors who meet the criteria will be accepted and sent to the judges. An independent panel of three judges who are experts in the field of children’s books, will select the winners from amongst the manuscripts submitted by the Council. The judges' decision is final, and no appeals or correspondence will be entertained at any point.
The Organizing Committee will announce a shortlist of works considered for the Scholastic Asian Book Award in April 2018. Shortlisted candidates are encouraged to attend the Award Ceremony in May 2018.
7. Award Presentation
The award will be presented at a prize-giving ceremony during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), to be held in Singapore in May 2018. Prize winners will be invited for the awards ceremony. Travel and accommodation costs of the Grand Prize winner will be met by Scholastic Asia.
8. The Award
The Scholastic Asian Book Award will be awarded in May 2018, at the AFCC, in Singapore.
9. Media Promotion
The award details will be separately and officially announced in newspapers and other media in all countries, particularly countries in Asia. The details of the award will also be disseminated to interested people and organizations.
10. Conditions of Entry
An acknowledgement column is to be included, as example shown below:
I acknowledge receipt of your manuscript submitted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2018. Thank you.
Title of Manuscript: _________________________________
No of Pages:______
Singapore Book Council
All entries must be submitted in soft copy and emailed to: email@example.com
If you do not hear from Singapore Book Council within 1 week of submission, kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries that fail to comply with any of the above rules and conditions of entry will be disqualified.
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