The Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Award (SKTAA) is back! SKTAA is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Samsung KidsTime. The award seeks to turn both published and unpublished picture books from ASEAN into digital apps for the Samsung KidsTime platform, so that local and regional content can be available to a wider audience.
Lay Har and Lay Koon have published several books with Oyez! including the Calistro Prize Award Winner 2012 - Master & Apprentice, and Atuk’s Amazing Sarong. Lay Koon also illustrated books by Gwen Smith – Pigeon Post and Other Stories, Golda Mowe - The Nanobots and Other Stories, and Heidi Shamsuddin - The Mystery of the Missing National Anthem and The Case of the Talented Trio.
The SKTAA 2016 will award up to two grand prize winners and eight second prize winners from each ASEAN nation, for a staggering total of up to 100 winners! Grand prize winners will see their work become mobile apps on the Samsung KidsTime platform and win $2,000 SGD cash, while 2nd prize winners will see their work become mobile apps on the Samsung KidsTime platform. The award will be presented at the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore. The picture books, whether published or unpublished, can be in any language, but must be accompanied by a basic English translation for the purposes of assessment. Submissions are open from 21 October 2015 till 04 January 2016.
For more information, please check out these links: http://bookcouncil.sg/awards/detail/samsung-kidstime-authors-award or http://www.samsungkidstime.com/en
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