Join the Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Award 2016


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The Samsung KidsTime Authors’ Award once again seeks picture books created by citizens of ASEAN nations. Writers and illustrators stand the chance to see their work transformed into a digital app that will be showcased on the Samsung KidsTime platform and be available to a wider audience! Last year’s inaugural award received 149 entries from seven nations, and awarded 37 winners, six of which received Grand Prizes. The SKTAA will award up to two grand prize winners and eight second prize winners from each ASEAN nation, for a staggering total of up to 100 winners!

Grand prize winners will see their work become mobile apps on the Samsung KidsTime platform and win $2,000 SGD cash, while 2nd prize winners will see their work become mobile apps on the Samsung KidsTime platform. The award will be presented at the 2016 Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in Singapore. The picture books, whether published or unpublished, can be in any language, but must be accompanied by a basic English translation for the purposes of assessment.

You can find the official press release, as well as the complete rules and regulations and official entry form at or .


The timeline of SKTAA 2016 is as follows:

  • Closing of submissions: 4 January 2016
  • Announcement of winners during AFCC 2016 at the National Library Building in Singapore: late May 2016

Please note that all entries must be submitted via soft copy to by the submission deadline of 4 January 2016.

If you require any more information, or any clarifications on the rules, please do not hesitate to email or


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