2nd Little Hakka International Picture Book Award

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2nd Little Hakka International Picture Book Award

The 2nd Little Hakka International Picture Book Award aims at encouraging and rewarding all the publishing agencies and individuals who devote themselves to the creations of Picture Book. Organized by Shenzhen OCT Cultural Group, the award is open to publishers, illustrators, creative institutions, teachers and students worldwide.

This Award aims at exploring some talents and awesome works from home and abroad as well as creating more opportunities for the international exchange and cooperation among publishers, picture book authors, and illustrators.

Who May Eligible:

The award is open to publishers, illustrators, creative institutions, teachers and students worldwide.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules

To apply, the applicants may submit an application either online or offline as the following:

Rules:

  • Your entry should be created or first published between January 2015 and August 2018 in any countries or regions with unlimited quantity.
  • The participants can be any publishing agencies, corporations or individuals.
  • No limitation to the quantity of the entries, but each entry should include at least 10 images.
  • The images should be the JPG format, RGB, and 72 dpi.
  • The audio or video files should be in .mp3 or .mp4 format.
  • No limitation to the quantity of the entries, but each entry should include at least 10 images.

Groups & Categories: 

Professional Group

A-1 Published

  • Entrants can be publishing agencies, corporations or individuals.
  • There is no restriction to the entry’s publishing units or place of publication.
  • Collective participants of publishing agencies are welcomed and any agencies or press with 5 entries in this competition will have the opportunity to be qualified for the ‘Excellent Publication Award’.

  A- 2 Unpublished 

  • Both completed ones and the uncompleted ones are acceptable.
  • Entrants should be either corporations or individuals.
  • Entries from publishing press or unit will not be accepted.

A-3 Digital

  • Your entry should be applicable to Android, iOS, Kindle, ePub3, game consoles, and internet, etc.
  • This category is set up to reward those entries that create stories for children with apps and networks, and that have made achievements in the field of children’s education and entertainment with interactive media.
  • The product should be designed for children between 2 and 15 years of age.
  • Participants can be publishing units, corporations or individuals.

Children’s Group (Unpublished)

  • Entrants of the children’s group should between 4 and 14 years of age. Both completed ones and the uncompleted ones are acceptable.
  • Entrants can be children, parents, advisors or guidance institutions.

Theme Group

  • Your entry should take Little Hakka as the main creative object. According to the description of Little Hakka, the number of characters can be added or decreased, and details of characters can be created freely.
  • Your entry should be the unpublished original story with clear logic and positive content.
  • The committee shall have the right to refuse any entry that infringes upon any culture or morality and that does not meet the criteria of the competition.
  • Your style and form are not limited. Both completed work and the uncompleted work are acceptable. Participants can be publishing units, corporations or individuals.

Little Hakka (Hakka Baby, Hakka Sisters) Characters:

  • Hakka: 6 years old, wearing a traditional Hakka summer hat. She is the successor of that magic hat and the main character of Little Hakka series IP.
  • AMei: the happiest angel. For her, the happiest thing is to lead the way for the visitors of the town.
  • Dangdang Dog: wherever AMei goes, he follows. He is brave, loyal and lovely.
  • Liangliang Cat: always jumps up and down, the naughtiest brat.

Benefits:

Professional Group

  • Grand Prix: An entry from the professional group will get the Grand Prix, with a reward of 30,000 RMB.
  • Best of the Best: 5 entries from the professional group will get the Best of the Best, with a reward of 6,000 RMB each.
  • Merit Award: 10 entries from the professional group will get the Merit Award. No cash bonus.
  • Excellent Publication Award: 5 entries from the professional group will get the Excellent Publication Award. No cash bonus.
  • Most Popular Award: 2 entries from the professional group will get the Most Popular Award. No cash bonus.

Children\’s Group

  • Grand Prix: An entry from children’s group will get the Grand Prix, with a reward of 10,000 RMB.
  • Best of the Best: 5 entries from children’s group will get the Best of the Best, with a reward of 2,000 RMB each.
  • Merit Award: 5 entries from children’s group will get the Merit Award. No cash bonus.
  • Excellent Publication Award: 3 entries from children’s group will get the Excellent Publication Award. No cash bonus.
  • Most Popular Award: 2 entries from children’s group will get the Most Popular Award. No cash bonus.

Theme Group

  • Little Hakka Award: An entry in theme group will get the Little Hakka Award, with a reward of 100,000 RMB.
  • Best of the Best: 3 entries from the theme group will get the Best of the Best, with a reward of 10,000 RMB each.
  • Merit Award: 5 entries from theme group will get the Merit Award, with a reward of 3,000 RMB each.
  • Most Popular Award: 2 entries from the theme group will get the Most Popular Award. No cash bonus.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is August 31, 2018.

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