Literature Prizes

The Golden Baobab Prizes for Literature are an annual Pan-African awards established in 2008. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence in stories targeting African children. Golden Baobab awards three prizes annually: the Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book, the Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book, and the Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers.

Prizes submissions which must be unpublished stories by African writers go through a thorough evaluation process and the final selection of winners is made by a prestigious panel of judges. Winning stories are published by Golden Baobab and/or Golden Baobab’s top tier publishing partners throughout the African continent and internationally

The Golden Baobab Prizes for Literature are:

1. The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book – This prize is awarded annually to the most captivating unpublished African manuscript for a picture book targeting readers aged 6 – 8 years old. Submissions should be between 700 and 2,000 words in length.Get entry information here

2. The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book – This prize is awarded annually to the most captivating unpublished African manuscript for an early chapter book targeting readers aged 9 -11 years old. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Entry information can be found here

3. The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers – This prize is awarded annually to a young African author under the age of 18 who demonstrates the talent and drive to become the next great African author for children. Entrants must submit a Rising Writer Personal Profile and an unpublished story that meets the Early Chapter Book Prize requirements (5,000 – 10,000 words intended for readers from ages 9-11 years).  Entry information can be found here

Once your story is complete, submit it through this link http://www.goldenbaobab.org/prizes/2014-02-21-12-13-43/submit-your-story. Submissions close on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT