Inclusive Works has opened its call for the International Childrens Story 2014 edition. The theme for this year is ‘Grandpa, grandma and I in our multicultural society. The competition is open to all writers.
The competition accepts stories for children aged 1-3 years or 4-6 years in either Dutch or English. For each age category, the jury will select one winner. The winning stories will be published as illustrated children’s books in both Dutch and English by Clavis.
You can upload the final version of your story in either English or Dutch using the online form available here. Submission deadline is on 31 August 2014.
The jury will select one winner for each age category: 1-3 years and 4-6 years. The two winning stories will be published as illustrated children’s books in both Dutch and English by Clavis Publishers.
The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony to be held in November 2014, at which the winning stories will be presented to the public and read by the authors. To all Ghanaians who will enter into this competition, we wish you the best!
In 2012 Inclusive Works organised an international children’s stories competition. The theme was ‘New gender roles in the multicultural society’. With over 350 submitted stories from 33 countries and the publication of 3 illustrated children’s books the competition was a success.
– will take the multicultural society into account (for instance in the characters, their names, the composition of the characters, the place where the story occurs, the activities, etc.);
– must be written for children aged either 1-3 years or 4-6 years.
– may be realistic or have elements of fantasy;
– must be submitted in either English or Dutch;
– must not exceed the maximum word count for that age category: 600 words (age category 1-3 years) and 900 words (age category 4-6 years);
– should include no further text (description of the context, back cover copy, etc.) nor illustrations;
– must not have been published before, either by a professional publisher or privately.
Credit: Inclusive Works.