is to draw attention to literary works that instill in children higher moral values and empathy; to support and promote aspiring children’s writers who are struggling to find their first publisher.Named after
a famous Soviet and Russian children’s author, poet, screenwriter, journalist and teacher Vladislav Krapivin (1938–2020).
Both manuscripts and published works can be submitted
for the contest. For published works, book should have been published no longer than two years prior to the date of the competition announcement to be accepted.
Includes such nominations
as Commodore’s Choice (the titles were selected by Vladislav Krapivin himself until his death in 2020), Professional Jury Choice, Child Jury Choice, and Literary Council Choice.
are announced on 14 October, the day Vladislav Krapivin was born.Established