The purpose of The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks awards is to promote excellence in children’s writing and illustration in India, to acknowledge innovative publishing trends, and to recognise children’s literature in India as an independent and important field.
The awards will be given in two categories: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Author Award and The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Illustrator Award. Each award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 50,000, a trophy and a citation.
Goodbooks puts together a jury of independent children’s book professionals, experts in publishing, education and literacy, and other members who are chosen for their literary sensibilities and expertise in specific genres.
The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards are the first in India to recognise different genres in children’s publishing and to reward authors and illustrators for their invaluable contribution. The Hindu Lit for Life, which showcases the best of Indian literature, provides a platform to promote excellence in Indian children’s books.