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Sharjah Children’s Book Award

The Sharjah Children’s Reading 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.

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.

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.