Reasons to write (and make art)

A number of awards have their deadlines set for April.  So if you’ve always wanted to write, but never seem to get around to doing it or finishing what you’ve already started, these might help bring in some motivation.

1st National Children’s Book Awards
Nominations for the first-ever National Children’s Book Awards are now being accepted.  Nomination Forms should be submitted to the National Book Development Board by April 15, 2010.  Complete details here.

2010 PBBY Alcala Prize
This award for illustrations is still open for submissions.  Works, based on the winning PBBY-Salanga work, should be submitted to PBBY Secretariat. Deadline is April 30, 2010.  Complete details here.

Gawad Panitikang Pangkalusugan
A Nationwide Children’s Storybook Writing Competition on Health, with the theme Tabi-tabi po.  Deadline on May 15, 2010.  Complete details here.

Get to work and good luck!

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