Children’s Literature Contest: The Steam Boat


Registration for the contest is open until January 31 and the winner will receive a prize of 30,000 soles.

In this competition, Peruvians from all regions will be able to participate and promote human, social and cultural values in children via stories for children.

The award, organized by the SM Foundation since 1979 worldwide and since 2009 in Peru (making this, the 10th edition), is the most important in the field of children’s literature and a benchmark for all Ibero-America.

Registrations will be open until January 31, 2018, the last date on which the original manuscripts will be received.

It should be noted that this award is aimed at all Peruvians of legal age, living or not living in Peru, The original manuscripts should be addressed to readers aged 6 to 14 years.

The delivery of the Children’s Literature Prize The Steam Boat 2018 – Peru will take place during the month of July 2018 at the International Book Fair of Lima. The winning work will be published in the collection The Steam Boat.

If you want to know all the information related to this contest, click on this link.



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