Happy World Smile Day!
We hope we will bring a smile to your face as we announce the THIRD bi-annual Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award!
Please enter your funny book to win one of our TWO prizes!
Joan Betty Stuchner, beloved children’s author and teacher, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Joan was many things — brave, gracious, warm, generous, kind and absolutely hilarious to boot. (“Oy vey!” she’s probably saying now…) With this pair of awards we honour Joan’s life-affirming humour and encourage other children’s writers to laugh it up on the page the way she did.
The $752.81 x 2 Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award is presented biannually to the Canadian authors or illustrators of the two works of juvenile writing that had the jury most buckled over with guffaws, incapacitated with giggles, and/or rib-ticklingly, side-splittingly, thigh-slappingly entertained in these two categories:
- A board or picture book
- A book with lots more words than pictures
- board books
- picture books
- chapter books
- graphic novels
- juvenile fiction and non-fiction (suitable for readers up to grade 7)
- created by Canadian authors and/or illustrators permanently residing in Canada
- published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020
- written in English
- young adult fiction
- self-published titles
Please send 3 copies of the work along with a completed application form http://www.joanbettystuchneraward.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Oy-Vey-Submission-Form-April-2018.pdf to:
Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award
6637 Emerson Street
Burnaby, BC V5E 1W5
Please include a $25 submission fee per title by a cheque payable to “JBS Oy Vey Award” or by Paypal here:
Submission deadline: Monkey Day, 2020 (December 14, 2020)
The winners of the third Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award will be announced in Spring 2021. Details to follow.
The Joan Betty Stuchner — Oy Vey! — Funniest Children’s Book Award Committee
Ellen Schwartz, Kathryn Shoemaker, Lesley Johnson, Cindy Heinrichs