V. P. Krapivin International Children’s Literature Award
Vladislav Petrovitch Krapivin has made a huge contribution to the upbringing of several generations of our country’s children. He is the author of several hundred books translated into dozens of languages. An excellent educator, he continues his work, forming morals and spirituality of the readers V. P. Krapivin International Children’s Literature Award is being announced as a mark of respect to his creative works as well as to encourage creative writing following the traditions he has established.
Award Organizers and Partners:
Founder and Organizer: Fellowship of Children’s Writers
Media Center and fleet Caravel
Tyumen State University
We would like to invite non-profit and commercial organizations interested in impacting the upbringing of the younger generation and instilling high moral values in children to become our partners.
Rules and Regulations
V.P.Krapivin International Children’s Literature Award for the best prose work for middle grade children is founded to support creative writing following the traditions established by V.P.Krapivin.
The Goal of the Award:
To draw the society’s attention to works of literature that help form high moral values and spirituality in children.
The Purpose of the Award:
Extensive promotion of prose works for middle grade children, written in the Russian language, that contribute to “growth of the soul” and help instill high moral values and spirituality.
- We accept literary works for children and teenagers written in the Russian language, both published (as books or in periodicals / newspapers) and unpublished, in prose, no shorter than 1.5 author’s sheets (60,000 characters with spaces). A collection of short stories or fairy tales is viewed as a single entry.
A submitted book should not be published earlier than two years prior to the date of the contest announcement. For unpublished works, the time of writing does not matter.
- Works written in foreign languages are accepted in the Russian translation.
- Only one manuscript is accepted per author (including collections of short stories).
- The award’s literary committee puts together the list of finalists (short-list).
- The panel of judges under the chairmanship of V.P.Krapivin selects the winner from the short-list.
- The winner receives a monetary prize, the award medal and the honorary diploma.
- The panel of judges reserves the right to increase the amount of winners, to assign special prizes and nominations, and to reward authors of the short-list.
Dates and Deadlines:
Contest entries are accepted only electronically, via the form on the award’s website, from April 1 to July 1. The website is www.litparus.ru.
Finalists will be announced on October 1, 2010.
The winner will be announced and presented the award on October 14, 2010.
- Contest entries must comply with the purposes and objectives of the Award.
- Stories that promote violence, drug use, criminal lifestyle, aggressive behavior are not allowed to participate in the contest.
- Stories must be no shorter than 1.5 author’s sheets (60,000 characters with spaces).
- Works that do not meet the contest requirements will not be reviewed by the panel of judges.
- Authors will not be sent reviews / feedback regarding their work.
Announcement of winner(s) and award ceremony
- The announcement of contest results and the award ceremony will take place on October 14, 2010.
The winner will receive a monetary prize, the award medal and the honorary diploma.
The award’s literary committee
approves the award’s Rules and Regulations;
monitors the abidance by the award’s Rules and Regulations’
reads and reviews manuscripts;
selects no less than 10 works for the short-list of award finalists
The panel of judges under the chairmanship of V.P.Krapivin
- reads and reviews the works included in the short-list;
- makes the decision about the winner of the award;
- makes decisions about rewarding authors who did not win the award.
The award’s organizing committee
- prepares the contest materials;
- organizes informational support of the award;
- supervises the work of the literary committee and the panel of judges as they review submitted manuscripts;
- organizes the ceremony of presenting the award to the winner(s);
- provides information distribution to the press, relevant websites, libraries.