Submissions are currently being accepted for the fourth annual Rainbow Caterpillar Multilingual Kid Lit Award. The Award is a writing competition that aims to support writing excellence in a mother language.
Competition: Awarded to the best short story for children written in a language other than English or French. Aboriginal and regional languages are welcome. Complete submission guidelines are available online at www.rainbowcaterpillar.ca/kid-lit-award.html.
Submissions Due Date: Friday May 1st, 2015
“We are now in our fourth year and we are very proud of all the writers who have the dedication and make the effort to write in their mother language,” says Happie Testa, Award’s co-founder with Hanoosh Abbasi. “This year we are making a special effort to encourage submissions in aboriginal as well as regional languages spoken right across Canada, from Skwomesh to Gaelic to Furlan.”
The stories will be judged by language experts and the finalist entries will be judged by children’s publishing industry experts such as children’s writers, librarians, teachers, publishers, etc. The winning story will receive the Rainbow Caterpillar Kid Lit Award in the amount of $750 as well as an Associate Membership to the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP). Other deserving submissions will be recognized with an Honourable Mention.