Entries for this year’s Golden Baobab Prize for Children’s Literature will close on July 14. Established in 2008, the award is a prestigious annual pan-African award for excellence in African children’s writing. Prize submissions must be unpublished stories. Winning stories are published through Golden Baobab’s top tier publishing partners throughout the African continent. Shortlisted and outstanding non-winning stories may have the opportunity to publish through these partnerships as well.
Golden Baobab awards three prizes annually – the Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book, the Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book, and the Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers. Submissions go through a thorough evaluation process and the final selection of winners is made by a prestigious panel of judges. Winners receive a top prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to publish with and receive royalties from Golden Baobab top tier African and international publishers.
To learn about the prize eligibility criteria, rules and regulations, please click here.
Past Golden Baobab prize winners include Joy Nwiyi from Nigeria, who won the prize in 2012 for her story, Something for Next Time, and Ken Fansworth from South Africa, whose story, The Rooster, won the 2011 prize. Lauri Kubuitsile from Botswana won the 2010 prize with her story, The Mechanic’s Son.