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The 29th Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix is open to submissions from aspiring writers

Nissan today announced that the 29th Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix is open to submissions from aspiring writers starting July 2. Sponsored by Nissan, this Grand Prix was first organized in May 1984 by the International Institute for Children’s Literature-Osaka, and now attracts close to 3,000 entries each year. It hopes to identify talented writers and illustrators of children’s books, and offer them a platform to showcase their works. The Grand Prize winning works will be published, and have paved the way for several past Grand Prix winners to begin successful publishing careers.

Nissan will fund the publication and distribution of the winning works to approximately 4,100 locations, including libraries, kindergartens and nursery schools near Nissan offices/plants in Japan in cooperation with BL Publishing. Applications will close on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Further details are available at the following website (in Japanese only).

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