Submissions call for Golden Baobab prize

Published on : 13/05/2014

The deadline for the 2014 Golden Baobab Prizes is June 29th, 2014 – less than two months away – but just enough time for African writers and illustrators to enter their stories and illustrations to any of the six prizes for which they qualify, for a chance to win the up to $20,000 in cash prizes plus in-kind prize packages.

The 6 prizes offered by Golden Baobab this year 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

Golden Baobab is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to ensuring that African children have access to whimsical, delightful and magical African stories that will inspire their imaginations and ensure they fall in love with reading. The prizes seek to discover, nurture and celebrate the very best African writers and illustrators of children's content.

Apart from the $20,000 cash prizes, this year's prize packages include publishing opportunities, mentorship opportunities and opportunities to attend exclusive Golden Baobab workshops and award ceremonies.

Last year, the prizes received over 180 submissions from 13 African countries.  Karen Hurt (South Africa), Liza Esterhuyse (South Africa) and Kanengo Rebecca Diallo (Tanzania) emerged as the overall winners.

For more information on how you can enter these prizes visit Golden Baobab's website ( or contact the coordinator, Nanama B. Acheampong at

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