Today, on October 21, within the framework of “Tbilisi – World Book Capital,” the children’s literary prize “Nakaduli” was established by the Georgian Association of Book Publishers and Distributors and with the support of Tbilisi City Hall. Applications for the award start on October 22.
The aim of the award is to promote the development of Georgian children’s literature and increase public interest. Also, encourage authors working on children’s books and popularize their creativity.
The name of the award is connected with one of the first, legendary Georgian children’s magazine “Nakaduli,” which was published in 1904-1927 and was collaborated with Akaki Tsereteli, Vazha-Pshavela, Shio Mghvimeli, Leo Kiacheli, Ekaterine Gabashvili, and others.
The prize is awarded in the following nominations:
Best Prose Book (Age Group – Under 8)
Best Poetry Book (Age Group – Under 8)
Best illustrated book (age group – up to 8 years)
The best educational-cognitive book (age group – up to 8 years)
The winners of the nominations will be revealed by a five-member jury selected under the project. The winners will be awarded a prize and 2500 GEL.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze