AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore

The AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore (ACBA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Genting Singapore PLC (GENS). As Asia's largest children's book award, it aims to raise the profile of children's picture books published in Asia by an Asian team, and encourage the production of quality picture books with a focus on Asian themes and settings. This award is the first of its kinds to give equal recognition to not just the writers and illustrators of picture books, but also the translators. With this added emphasis on translation, the Asian Children’s Book Award looks to promote the publication of Asian children’s books in multiple languages, extending their reach to other countries in the region and beyond.


AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore


The Asian Children's Book Award offers a total of S$30,000 the winning work: S$10,000 for the writer(s), S$10,000 for the illustrator(s), and S$10,000 for the translator(s) (in the case where there is no official translation of a winning work, the translator's prize money would instead be given to the publisher as a translation grant for the express purpose of publishing an English translation of the winning picture book).

The 2017 Asian Children's Book Award submission period has now closed.

2017 Shortlist Press Release (PDF)

2017 Record Submissions Press Release (PDF)

2017 WINNER & Shortlist
Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes WINNER: Tiny Feet, Tiny Shoes
Author: Adeline Foo
Illustrator: Beth Parrocha
Night in the Gardens
Author and Illustrator: J.H. Low
Home Home
Author and Illustrator: Hsin-Yu Sun
Chikibam Meow Chikibam Meow
Author and Illustrator: Chiki Kikuchi
Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same Grandma and the Things That Stay the Same
Author: Eve Aw
Illustrator: Tan Yun Ru
Don't Be Sorry, Dad! Don't Be Sorry, Dad!
Author, Illustrator, and Translator: Nari Hong
South Korea

Rules & Regulations 2017 (PDF)

EDM in Bahasa Indonesia (JPG)

EDM in Bahasa Melayu (JPG)

EDM in Chinese (Simplified)(JPG)

EDM in English(JPG)

EDM in Japanese (JPG)

EDM in Korean (JPG)

EDM in Tamil (JPG)