UPDATE:  The award ceremony took place on the 23 May 2024

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initiative between the Singapore Book Council and Scholastic Asia and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writers and illustrators.


  • To encourage and inspire the publications of more Asian-themed picture books
  • To stimulate public interest and support for picture books with Asian themes
  • To recognise and award a prize to an excellent picture book with an Asian theme each year
  • To recognize both the author and the illustrator’s contributions to the creation process

The Scholastic Picture Book Award offers a total of S$10,000 for the first place to be shared equally between the writer and the artist.