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. 


  • To recognise excellence in fiction in Asian stories for children
  • To showcase the diversity of literary talent in Asia
  • To encourage and inspire more Asian-themed books and stories


Application is now open for SABA 2025! The closing date for SABA 2025 is 31 Oct 2024, 5.00pm (Singapore Standard Time). Results will be declared at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2025.