Have you written a children’s story that is INSPIRED BY ASIA? Join the Scholastic Picture Book Award 2017!

The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is the joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia.

scholastic picture book award 2017

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 recognize and award a prize to an excellent picture book with Asian content


  • The best entry will be awarded the Scholastic Picture Book Award, and win a prize of SGD 10,000 and a plaque. The winning manuscript will be considered by Scholastic Asia for publication.
  • In the event of the text and illustrations being created by two or more individuals, the prize will be shared.
  • The first and second runners-up will be awarded a plaque and offered advice by Scholastic Asia on editing their manuscripts to submit for publication.

The closing date for the 2017 Scholastic Asian Picture Book Award is December 16th, 2016, 5.00pm (Singapore time). The results will be declared in May 2017, at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.

Visit the Scholastic website for more information about the contest.