The deadline for entries for the second bi-annual Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’ sBook Award is October 24, 2018 (AKA International BolognaDay). There are TWO prizes now!
Please see below for details . . .
Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot. (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this pair of awards, we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.
The $752.81 x 2 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! —Funniest Children’s Book Award will be presented biannually to a Canadian author or illustrator of the work of juvenile writing that had the jury most buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained in these two categories:
1. A board or picture book
2. A book with lots more words than pictures
• board books
• picture books
• chapter books
• graphic novels
• juvenile fiction and non-fiction (suitable for readers up to grade 7)
• created by Canadian authors and/or illustrators permanently residing in Canada
• published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018
• written in English
• young adult fiction
• self-published titles
Please send 3 copies of the work along with acompleted application form to:
The Joan Betty Stuchner OyVey Funniest Children’s BookAward
6637 Emerson Street, Burnaby BC V5E 1W5
Please include a $25 submission fee per title by PayPal or a cheque payable to “JBS Oy Vey Award.”
International Bologna Day: 24 October, 2018
The second Joan Betty Stuchner OyVey Funniest Children’s Book Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in Spring 2019.
Posted on behalf of The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award Committee (Caroline Adderson, Kathryn Shoemaker, Ellen Schwartz, Cindy Heinrichs)