The Golden Baobab Prize was established to encourage the writing of African literature for children and young adults by recognizing gifted authors of the genre. It invites entries of unpublished short stories written by African citizens irrespective of age, race, or country of origin.
The three prize categories this year are: best story written for ages 8-11 years ($1000), best story written for ages 12 -15 years ($1000), and promising writer below age 18 ($800). Outstanding stories will also be connected with publishers all over the world.
Entries should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. The deadline for submissions is June 24, 2012 and winners will be announced in November 2012.
Please visit their website here for more information and submission guidelines.