The Children’s Peace Literature Award, offered by Psychologists for Peace, is a biennial award to Australian authors of books for children that encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict or promote peace.
The award of $3,000, split into junior and senior categories, is for children’s books published between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019, with a theme or main character(s) encouraging the peaceful resolution of conflict and/or promoting peace at the global, local or interpersonal level.
Issues dealt with in previous winning entries include bullying, racism, sexism, domestic violence and abuse. The aim is to provide examples for young people of how to deal constructively with conflict.
Books will be judged in two categories: Books for Junior Readers (up to mid-primary years) and Books for Older Readers.
Cost: $15 per book title. Payment of the application fee can be made through the award’s application form, and, a tax invoice will be generated automatically. Alternatively, follow the instructions for payment by cheque.
Two copies of each nominated book must be sent to:
Convenor Children’s Peace Literature Award
Psychologists for Peace SA
30 Avenal Gardens Road, Medindie, South Australia, 5081.
Award winners and shortlisted authors will be selected by a combined panel of psychologists and children’s literature experts. A short list will be announced by November 2019 and the Award will be presented at a public gathering in South Australia.
Entries close: Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Visit the Australian Pschology Society website for more information.