Every year, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) celebrates the National Children’s Book day. Aiming to develop children’s literature in the Philippines, they give out two major awards in Children’s Literature.
- Salangga Award (Writer’s Prize)
- Alcala Award (Illustrator’s Prize)
This year’s Salangga grand prize goes to Eugene Evasco’s Rizaldy (whose main character is named after the Rizal Day) while an honorable mention was given to Patricia Marie Grace Gomez’s Pepe’s Gift.
The Alcala prize was awarded to
- Yasmin Doctor (grand prize)
- Leo Agtuca (honorable mention)
- Jonathan Ranolla (honorable mention)
Here is one of Yasmin Doctor’s illustrations.
The awarding will be held on the 19th of July–this year’s National Children’s Book Day
To read more information on PBBY and the 28th National Children’s Book Day and to read the manuscript of Rizaldy and to have a look on the other illustrations, you may visit their website at http://www.pbby.org.ph/awardees_2011.html