Organisers of the Akada Children’s Book festival (ACBF) have partnered with renowned publishing house Narrative Landscape press for the 2022 edition of its annual writing and illustration competitions held as part of the yearly book festival.
The Akada Children’s Book festival (ACBF) is recognised as Nigeria’s first and largest book festival specifically designed for children. The book festival has become a beloved convergence spot for children, parents, teachers and guardians, and those who create child-appropriate content.
Speaking on the importance of the writing ad illustration competitions, convener of the ACBF and acclaimed publisher & children’s author, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi says,
“Over the years the competitions have served as a splendid avenue for children to express themselves creatively”.
According to her when children embrace the love of books and enjoy reading at a young age, it affords them the skills necessary for an accomplished life with endless possibilities.
Organisers revealed that the first prize winners of both the writing and illustration competitions would receive a 100 thousand naira prize while first and second runners-up would be rewarded with lunch at Maison Eric Kayser Restaurant and top books from Nigerian publishers, Narrative Landscape Press and Masobe Books.
Entry submission for both contests end this Sunday, October 23rd 2022, and winners will be announced during the festival. The eligibility criteria for the competition are outlined below;
Writing competition- Children aged 16 years and below should write a 500-word essay on the festival theme: “Together Again”, and submit to [email protected] on or before the 23rd of October.
Illustration competition- Children aged 16 years and below are to create illustrations or drawings which communicate the theme: “Together Again”. send entries to [email protected]on or before 20th October.