"We recognize that planet Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that "Mother Earth" is a common expression in a number of countries and regions, and we note that some countries recognize the rights of nature in the context of the promotion of sustainable development." - Harmony with Nature, United Nations
In 2009, the United Nations proclaimed 22 April as International Mother Earth Day and "acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our common home, and expressed their conviction that it is necessary to promote Harmony with Nature in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations."
To celebrate International Mother Earth Day this year, Oyez!Books is organizing the Harmony With Nature Photo Contest on Facebook from 22 April to 14 May. All you have to do is upload your best photo that reflects the theme "Harmony with Nature" together with a short description and the location where the photo was taken. The location must be a place in Malaysia. Then get the most number of votes you can and the Top 3 will each win a special Wildlife book set worth RM150.
Contest details as follows :
The Oyez! Children's Book Week is back! From 18 - 26 March 2017, expect good deals and fun activities at Silverfish Books, our venue partner at Bangsar Village 2. Watch out for more updates in the following weeks!
As a lead up to the main event, we are organising a Poster Contest! Get a chance to win Oyez!Books gift vouchers worth up to RM300 and have your winning entry featured as the Children's Book Week March 2017 poster.
Here are the details of the contest :
How to enter
Terms & conditions
To ring in the Year of the Rooster, we are having a fun Facebook photo contest inspired by all things Rooster! To enter Oyez!Books Rooster-Doodle-Doo! Photo Contest 2017, all you have to do is submit your best photo or image of anything related or based on the Rooster theme with a short description. Get the most votes from the public and the Top 3 will win an Oyez!Books gift voucher.
Contest details as follows :
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 The award seeks to turn both published and unpublished picture books from ASEAN into digital apps for the Samsung KidsTime platform, so that local and regional content can be available to a wider audience.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
Test your knowledge on Malaysia with our Madly Malaysia Quiz Contest on OyezBooks Facebook page. Get the Top Ten scores and stand a chance to win some great prizes. Join the fun and take the quiz now!
NEWS & EVENTS
22 Apr - 14 May - Harmony with Nature Photo Contest 2017
22-23 Apr - Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature
17 Apr - Introduction to the Asian Festival of Children's Content
03 - 06 Apr - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017
18 - 26 Mar - Oyez! Children's Book Week
16 Sep - Celebrate Malaysia Day with Oyez!Books
7 June - Interview with BFM Radio