Join the 2016 Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Award (SKTAA), 5 February Deadline

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In partnership with Samsung Electronics (Samsung), the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) is excited to announce the second iteration of the Samsung KidsTimeTM Authors’ Award (SKTAA)!

Supported by Samsung and organised by the Book Council, this award will seek to give both published and unpublished authors the chance to see their works turned into mobile apps. The SKTAA is open to all authors of ASEAN nationality, and every nation could have up two Grand Prize winners and eight Second Prize winners!

The Grand Prize winners will receive an SGD $2,000 cash prize, and their winning work will be turned into a mobile app that will be exclusively available on the Samsung KidsTimeTM mobile platform for a period of 12 months. Second Prize winners will also see their work exclusively featured on the Samsung KidsTimeTM mobile platform for 12 months.

The SKTAA 2015 is now open for submissions until 5 February 2016. The award is open to authors and publishers of picture books for 3-10-year-olds and in all native languages, and requires an English translation only for the purposes of assessment. The winners will be officially announced in May 2016 during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, which they will be invited to. (For more details on the competition and prize categories, please refer to the Official Rules & Regulations.) Please contact Adan Jimenez for further enquiries and interview requests: adan@bookcouncil.sg.

For more information, visit http://bookcouncil.sg/awards/samsung-kidstime-authors-award

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