ASLA partnering ~ DANZ Awards!

  • 8 Sep 2023 11:43 AM
    Message # 13251615

    ASLA are proud to be partnering with Kate Foster and SLANZA for the DANZ Awards!

    diversity is more than a label.

    The DANZ Children’s Book Award, launched for 2024, stands for The Diversity in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Children's Book Award and has been created to recognise, award, and celebrate diverse children’s fiction. This means a children’s book published in Australia or New Zealand which pushes boundaries, challenges stereotypes, and celebrates diverse and marginalised people and communities.

    Diversity can include disability, culture, class, LGBTQI, race, and religion.

    The diversity portrayed in the book and under which the book is entered must be relevant, obvious, and important to the story.

    Authors are not required to identify as "diverse" themselves; however, the submitted work must be sensitively and authentically written without using offensive, inaccurate, harmful, and insensitive tropes and representation. The judging process will be thorough and critical in this regard. The award looks for something new, for inclusivity, and mostly for the celebration of minority people and voices.

    Please visit the below website for more information on:

    • Key dates
    • Sponsorship
    • Becoming a judge 
    • Nominating a book


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