The $20,000 Golden Baobab Prizes – Final Call for Submissions

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Dear Friend,

The 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes are making their final call for submissions. With about three weeks more to end the call, writers and illustrators are being encouraged to enter their story and illustration submissions, because this year’s prizes have more to offer.

The Prizes were earlier launched in February, 2014 and the deadline for submissions of all entries is Sunday, June 29th at exactly 23: 59 GMT. 

This year, Golden Baobab will award six prizes worth $20,000. These six prizes are:

  • The $5,000 Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Book
  • The $5,000 Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Book
  • The $2,500 Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers
  • The $5,000 Golden Baobab Prize for Illustrators
  • The $2,500 Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Illustrators
  • The Golden Baobab Lifetime Achievement in Children’s Literature Award

The prize packages also include the opportunity to publish with and receive royalties from Golden Baobab and/or Golden Baobab’s top tier African and international publishing partners, the benefit of increased publicity that comes with being named a Golden Baobab Prize winner, and the opportunity to attend a Golden Baobab award ceremony and workshops.

Golden Baobab has been running three literature prizes for six consecutive years. These prizes invite entries of unpublished stories for children written by African citizens irrespective of age, race, or country of origin.  This year, it introduced two new prizes for illustrations. This is to discover, nurture and celebrate talent, passion and contribution to the African children’s literature space. Entrants will submit illustrations as per Golden Baobab specifications. The rules and regulations for the Illustration prizes have been translated to French, Portuguese and Arabic.

Entry information for the prizes can be found on the organization’s website, Entrants should note that the copyright of each entry submitted to the Golden Baobab Prizes remains vested in them. However, by submitting an entry, entrants declare that they are legally entitled to do so and give Golden Baobab permission to make their entry available for exclusive worldwide royalty-free usage, reproduction and distribution.

For information on how to enter the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes, visit Golden Baobab’s website or contact the coordinator, Nanama B. Acheampong at