Eye Level Children’s Literature Awards Contest

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Daekyo Culture Foundation showcases children’s literature of high standard to the world. The Eye Level Children’s Literature Awards Contest gives children the power of creativity and imagination by finding and supporting children’s literature writers.

The 21th Eye Level Children’s Literature Awards Contest (2013)

Categories
Categories
Category Requirements
Short story A4 3~4 pages, 11 Font size (Maximum of 3 pieces acceptable per person)
Illustrated Story Book Complete dummy sketched story book + 1 hand-drawn(Digitally rendered pieces not acceptable) original drawing piece. No specific theme assigned
Awards
CategoriesAwards
Category Grand Prize Local 1st. Prize Local 2nd. Prize
Short story Medal / Prize Money USD10,000 / Traveling expense to Korea (including 1 accompanying person) Prize ranges from USD3, 000 to USD 5,000. Contact your local office for more information Prize ranges from USD2, 000 to USD 3,000. Contact your local office for more information
Illustrated Story Book Medal / Prize Money USD10,000 / Traveling expense to Korea (including 1 accompanying person)

※ Souvenirs are given to all entrants

Entry Qualification
  1. For Both Categories
    • - Amateur/professional writers and artists in children's literature can all participate (Entrant who uses a pen name must identify his or her real name.)
    • Entries that fail to meet submission requirements in each category will be excluded (in terms of genre and length)
    • There may not be any winners should none of the entries meet the qualifications.
  2. For Short Story
    • - 3~4 pages in A4 size, font 11 in Times New Roman; 1.5 line spacing
    • - Margins: top 35 mm, bottom/left/right 30mm
  3. For Illustrated Story Book
    • - Two or more people may collaborate on a single piece
    • - Enclose original drawings in a portfolio art bag (hand-drawn original + 1 dummy book). In case of a 3D artwork, submit slide photos and its negative film.
    • - Original drawing size should be 265 x 340mm or 360 x 300mm and the book should be about 30 pages long.
Submission Guide
  1. Period: July. 1, 2013 ~ Aug.31, 2013 (Post stamp dated as the 31st accepted)
  2. Submission process
    - For Short Story
    1. Register Online & Submit electronically
    - For Illustrated Story Book

    1. Register online
    2. Print out cover page (with registration information)
    3. Attach the cover page onto the artwork
    4. Submit the artwork by mail to the applicable office as below with the title "Eye Level Literature Award"
Submission process and Register online
Country Submission Contact by Country Contact Person Contact Number
USA 105 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 USA Brendan Hickey 201-498-1212
Hong Kong Room 601, 6 Floor, Island Place Tower, 510 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong Rita Yu 2104-0188~9
Malaysia Room 601, 6 Floor, Island Place Tower, 510 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong Suna Na 3-2093-1909
Indonesia JL. Gatot Subroto Kav. 27, Menara Global 17B, 12950 Jakarta Selatan Yayan Wulandari 21-5292-0911
Singapore 51 Goldhill Plaza #19-06 Singapore 308900, SINGAPORE Kaye Ng 6397-6117
Philippines UNIT 812 Globe Telecom Plaza 1, Pioneer St, cor Madison St, Mandaluyong City Nina Lamoglia 2-706-1670
Thailand 2539 Ladprao Road Klongchaokhunsing Wangthonglang Bangkok 10310 David Kim 2-933-1935
Screening Procedures
Contest and Winners,Judge
Contest Winners Judge
Preliminary 1st & 2nd winners selected per country 2 local judges (per country)
Final 1st local winning pieces (from each country) translated into English and entered into the final round ; 1 winner selected per category Judges appointed by Daekyo Co. Ltd
Announcement & Award Ceremony (Dates are subject to change)
  1. Announcement: Nov.19. 2013 Winners will be contacted individually
  2. Award Ceremony: Dec. 10. 2013 (Exact date and time TBD. Venue will be notified to the winners individually)
Remarks
  1. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Entries must be original, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or competition.
  2. Participating countries' residents of 18 years and older may apply (residents with a different citizenship should apply to the residing country)
  3. There may not be any winners depending on the quantity /quality of the submitted entries
  4. Local awards will be provided at the participating county
  5. Submitted pieces are not to be returned in principle; however, non-winning illustrated story book(s) may be returned upon request. Daekyo will keep the copyright of all winning pieces for at least 5 years.
  6. Entries that do not match the application information or any of the conditions above will be disqualified. If the disqualification occurs after the presentation of awards, the awards shall be returned.
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