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Sharjah Children’s Book Award

The Sharjah Reading Children’s Festival (SCRF) strives to develop reading among children as well as improving the children’s book industry standards. In its current session, the SCRF will present a number of awards dedicated to children’s books, with its more sophisticated selection, judging and promotion methodology. This will help give awarded books their deserved publicity.

The award targets 3 categories:

  • Arabic Children’s book ( from 4 to 12 years old )
  • Arabic Young Adult book ( from 13 to 17 years old )
  • International Children’s book ( from 7 to 13 years old )
Targeted Nominees
  • Publishers- the selection of the Best Book of the Year will be made based on the records of publishers as well as pre-collected and standardized data.
  • Writers- the award shall be shared by the author and illustrator of the wining book (written content/ visual content).

The prize money of the Award is AED 20,000.

Click here to view the award conditions and application form

Click here to submit application form.

Award Objectives

Being concerned with encouraging writers and different creators to produce high level works in the field of children’s literature, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has decided to launch the “Sharjah Children’s Book Awards” which is meant to develop children’s literary and cultural abilities, improve their literary awareness and enrich libraries with children’s literary works.

  • Nominated book must be new and unique in its field.
  • The first edition of the nominated book must have been published in in the past 2 years prior to current SCRF.
  • Nominated book should not be a revised edition.
  • Nominated writer must not have won a prize for the category applied in the past two years.
  • Sharjah Book Authority Management shall not return submitted copies to nominees.
  • Nominated book must not have won a literary award before.
  • Translated books or those developed from other books are not accepted.
  • Applicants must specify to which category the books are nominated.
  • Sharjah Book Authority Management shall have the right to use covers of and excerpts from awarded books in all types of SCRF marketing communications without taking the approval from the publisher or writer.
  • The candidates have no right to contest any of the jury decisions.
  • The awards shall be launched prior to SCRF each year.
  • Nominations will be closed on 5th March of each year.
  • Winners shall be announced in a special awards ceremony.
  • Filled nomination form.
  • Three copies of the nominated book (nonreturnable).
  • Brief of the publisher as well as curricula vitae of the writer and illustrator.