Open Call for Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators

Applications are now closed.


Application Details

  • Participation in the competition is open to the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates.
  • The submitted story must not be award winning or have previously been published in paper or electronic form.
  • Participation in the competition is open to anyone aged 15 or above.
  • Stories written should be targeted to children 1 – 14 years of age.
  • There are no requirements for the type and style of the story, and no word limit.
  • The illustrator’s name must also be included.
  • Submitted text must be free of spelling/grammatical errors.
  • The award is given to the owner of the project who submitted the proposal.
  • There must be both text and art elements to the story.
  • First place will receive AED 17,000, second place AED 13,000 and third place AED 10,000.


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