Awards

We present and organise a number of awards to recognise literary excellence across languages and genres. These include literary prizes for children's books like the Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award to the highest literary honour in Singapore, the Singapore Literature Prize, which encompasses categories for four of the country's official languages: Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. We also administer regional literary awards in Asia and Southeast Asia.

We believe that literary prizes confer prestige to writers, and elevate literary works to a wider audience while celebrating the power of literature as a reflection of the human condition.

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Singapore Literature Prize 2024

The Singapore Literature Prize, established in 1992, is Singapore's premier biennial literary award ...

GPA Presents: A Series of Workshops

Singapore Book Council Training Room

A series of workshops and a talk for reviewing your poetry, short stories, and translation pieces for submission to the Golden Point Award 2023.

Golden Point Award 2023

Singapore Book Council Training Room

The Golden Point Award is Singapore’s premier creative writing competition in the nation’s four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Established by the National Arts Council in 1993, the national literary writing competition is a significant platform for discovering new writers whose works exhibit literary merit and encourage literary expression in Singapore.

Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award

Singapore Book Council Training Room

The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA) is presented biennially to an outstanding children’s book written by a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident.

Meet the winners of HABA here!

Anugerah Persuratan

Singapore Book Council Training Room

Anugerah Persuratan merupakan usaha berterusan Majlis Bahasa Melayu Singapura (MBMS) untuk mengiktiraf para penulis yang bergiat dalam seni persuratan. MBMS telah menganjurkan usaha dwitahunan ini sejak tahun 1993.

S.E.A. Write Award

Singapore Book Council Training Room

Since 1979, the S.E.A. Write Award, or the Southeast Asian Writers Award, has been presented annually to poets and writers in Southeast Asia. 

Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)

Singapore Book Council Training Room

The Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is a joint initiative between Singapore Book Council (SBC) and Scholastic Asia. To promote Asian experiences and expression in creative and innovative forms, this award recognises writers of Asian origin whose manuscripts have the potential to share uniquely Asian experiences of life, spirit, and thinking with the rest of the world.

Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA)

Singapore Book Council Training Room

The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is a joint initiative between the Singapore Book Council (SBC) and Scholastic Asia, and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator.