ANNOUNCING THE 2018 GOLDEN BAOBAB PRIZE

The Golden Baobab prize is the brainchild of the Ghanaian based organisation, Golden Baobab Foundation for Education led by Deborah Ahenkorah. It was established in 2008 with the aim of “encouraging the writing of African literature for children and young adults”. Awarded each year to African writers of literature for children and young adults, the prize was endowed  to identify African literary giants of the next generation and produce classic African stories that will be appreciated for years to come.

The Golden Baobab Prize is awarded in three categories;

1. The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books

The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books is awarded to the best unpublished manuscript for an early chapter book targeting readers aged 9 to 11 years old.

 

 

2. The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books

The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books is awarded to the best unpublished manuscript for a picture book targeting readers aged 4 to 8 years old.

3. The Golden Baobab Prize for Illustrators

The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books is awarded to the best unpublished manuscript for a picture book targeting readers aged 4 to 8 years old.

All prizes include an award of $5,000 (USD), the opportunity to publish with and receive royalties from Golden Baobab’s top tier African and international publishing partners, the benefit of increased publicity that comes with being named a Golden Baobab Prize winner.

For more information on how to apply, terms and conditions visit the Golden Baobab page here.

Deadlines for submission close at 11.59pm GMT, Friday, September 15th, 2017; while the final submission deadline is at 11.59pm GMT, Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Winners will be announced in the Summer of 2018.

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