Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) announces an online illustration contest!

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Calling all illustrators! The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) has just announced an online illustration contest called afccSKETCH. Illustrators around the world are invited to draw a piece of artwork based on the given theme and then email it to afcc(at)bookcouncil(dot)sg. Submitted entries will be posted on the AFCC Facebook page and the panel of judges will then decide on three winners whose works will be mounted and displayed at the Festival’s Book Illustrators Gallery. The three winners will also share in attractive prize package!

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This year’s theme is One Big Story. Illustrate your interpretation of what One Big Story means in the context of children’s literary content! Works will be judged for skill, aesthetic quality, and how well the artist adheres to the theme.

Guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Illustrations must be drawn specifically for afccSKETCH. No pre-existing illustrations, please!
  • As winning entries will be printed for display, please send high-res PDF/TIF copies of your illustrations. When printed, they should be no more than A4 size. Hand-drawn or digital art is fine, so long as you can email it.
  • You may submit up to two entries for consideration
  • Keep it tasteful! And remember that this is a kid-friendly festival. Whether or not your work will be uploaded is up to Book Council staff and they will (sadly) have to delete anything with inappropriate content.
  • Works will be accepted from around the world.
  • Deadline: 13 May 2013, 3pm (GMT+8).
  • Questions? Click here or email the organizers at afcc(at)bookcouncil(dot)sg

paw_sm3PaperTigers is a proud sponsor of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content which will take place May 25 – 30, 2013  in Singapore. For  Festival details, click here.

2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content ~ Singapore

Monday, February 11th, 2013

PaperTigers is a proud sponsor of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, an annual event held  in Singapore that brings together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children around the world. Dates for the 2013 AFCC have been announced – May 25th  – 30th , and festival organizer, The National Book Development Council of Singapore, is hard at work ensuring that this year’s program is equally, perhaps even more so, inspiring than previous years. The AFCC website has recently been relaunched and details for the 2013 festival are being added daily. Early bird registration has begun and the call for submissions has gone out for the Book Illustrators Gallery.

Both Marjorie and I plan on attending this year’s AFCC and will be speaking in several of the sessions. I was blessed to be able to attend the 2011 AFCC and have been counting down the months until I could return. It will be such a thrill to reconnect with old friends and make new ones all while being immersed in the world of Asian children’s literature! If you are able, do try to attend. It may take a wee bit of time to travel to Singapore but it will definitely be worth the effort!

(Read PaperTigers’ July 2011 issue to learn more about my time at the 2011 Asian Festival of Childrens Content).


New Gallery feature of illustrations from the Book Illustrators’ Gallery (BIG) at the AFCC

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011


Head on over to the PaperTigers Gallery to see some of the work that was included in the Book Illustrators’ Gallery (BIG) at this year’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). The exhibition featured works by artists participating in the conference and in our Gallery you will find both book illustrations and stand alone works by: Jade Fang, Lee Kow Fong, Li Dan, Soo Theng Theng, Wendy Tan, Priscilla Tey and Wong Si-Y.

We also go behind the scenes for a Q&A with Jade Yong of the National Book Development Council of Singapore, one of the AFCC and BIG organisers, who tells us, among other things, of exciting possibilities arising out of the BIG:

The [AFCC] organisers hope to garner support for an award for children’s illustrations, to be introduced at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in the next few years.

Call for Submissions for Book Illustrators’ Gallery (BIG) during Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Call for Submissions for Book Illustrators’ Gallery (BIG) during  the Asian Festival of Children’s Content to be held in Singapore May 26 – 28, 2011:

This call invites participants of AFCC 2011 to send in existing illustrations which have appeared in children’s books, audio/video products, comics/graphic novels, games, or are standalone works. The festival will provide the space, the technical support and marketing/publicity, while the artists will bear the cost of resizing the illustrations, sending to and collecting from The Arts House. The BIG call ends on 31 March 2011. Participants of AFCC 2011 are invited to send soft copies of their illustrations to afccbig (at) gmail (dot) com for consideration. Please visit here for submission requirements.