1. How many names can we nominate?
You can nominate up to 3 authors and 3 illustrators.
2. How many entries can we submit against every nomination?
For any author/illustrator you nominate, you should provide as much detail about books written/illustrated as possible, along with other details of publisher, date of publication, etc. Publishers can also provide details of books by the author/illustrator that have been published by a different agency/publishing house.
3. Why are author nominations only in Bengali?
The Big Little Big Award has been instituted to recognize and reward authors and illustrators who have contributed to children’s literature in Indian languages. Since authors write in a primary language, the author award is language specific. Each year a different Indian language will be chosen for awarding authors. In contrast, illustrations, especially wordless picture books or books which are highly illustrated can work across languages. Since the medium is visual and children learn to read pictures before reading text, the illustrator’s award is independent of language.
4. When is the nomination deadline?
The nomination process is open from June 15 to July 15, 2017 and nomination forms can be filled and submitted online at www.biglittlebookaward.in
5. What is the judging process?
Once all the nominations are received, a longlist will be prepared. Books will be sought from publishers for longlisted names. A shortlist will be generated and an eminent panel will decide the winner. The awards will be presented at Literature Live! The Mumbai Lit fest to be held in November 2017.