March 18, 2010

Children’s Laureate – Laureate na nÓg.

Children’s Books Ireland have announced the launch of Ireland’s first Children’s Laureate – Laureate na nÓg. It is in association with The Arts Council and will be awarded once every two years to a writer or illustrator of children's books.
This is really exciting initiative and a fantastic way to raise the profile of Children's Books in Ireland. Nominations must be received by 5pm March 19th 2010, that’s tomorrow. Information can be found on David Maybury's site and the application form can be downloaded here on the CBI site.
To give you an idea of what a laureate is all about have a look at what the UK's Laureate Anthony Browne is doing here.