The Scholastic Picture Book Award 2024

“The Scholastic Picture Book Award is the joint initiative of the Singapore Book Council (SBC) and Scholastic Asia.

The objectives of the Scholastic Picture Book Award are as follows:

  • To foster the creation of picture books with Asian content, by Asian writers and illustrators.
  • To promote public awareness of and interest in picture books with Asian content
  • To recognise and award a prize to an excellent picture book with Asian content.

Entries will be accepted from writers and/or illustrators of Asian descent, living in Asia, who are 18 years of age and above. For the purpose of this award, Asia comprises the following territories:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen”.

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Enquiries about submissions should be directed to Singapore Book Council, please always refer to their website for complete details and information.

Please note, this competition is run by Singapore Book Council and Scholastic Asia, not the Commonwealth Foundation.