Oy Vey! Deadline approaching for funniest book award

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


Eligible works:

•   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

Ineligible works

•   young adult fiction
•   self-published titles

Submission requirements:

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.”

Submission deadline:

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)

About Lee Edward Fodi

I’m a children’s author, illustrator, and specialized arts educator—or, as I like to think of myself, a daydreaming expert. I'm the author of the Kendra Kandlestar series and The Secret of Zoone. During my free time, I'm a traveler, adventurer, and maker of dragon eggs. I live in Vancouver with my wife, son, and unhelpful cat.
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