How to Enter

Your entry must include the following:

  • An official entry form, duly filled in
  • A recent photograph
  • A short biography of the author, and the illustrator, and a summary of the manuscript, each not more than 100 words. In case of a translation, the biography of both the author and the translator must be submitted.

Entries can be submitted either by the author or translator. In case of a translation, the translator must indicate that the author (or his or her estate) is aware of the fact that a translation of the original work is being submitted for the award.

Entries must be submitted in soft copy. The manuscript must be typed double spaced in an easily readable font. The official Entry Form must be attached with each submitted entry.

Submissions can be emailed to the SPBA Secretariat at