International Brothers Grimm Award

NOMINATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2012

The International Brothers Grimm Award for researchers of children’s literature was established in 1986 under the auspices of the International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka and the Kinran-kai Foundation, in order to promote steady and sound research into children’s literature. To encourage people who engage in the study of children’s literature, the award is given to those who have performed outstanding work in research into children’s literature and or picture books, or those who have contributed remarkably to the promotion of such research.

The award will be given to an individual, not to an organization. The recipient will be decided by the selection committee from among candidates nominated by specialists all over the world.

The award recipient will receive a commemorative trophy and ¥1,000,000. He/she will also be invited to the Award Presentation Ceremony, which will be held at IICLO in the autumn of 2013. Traveling expenses will be paid for by the host organization.

To nominate someone, please send the following information to

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s email and mailing addresses (if known)
  • Nominee’s organization
  • Reasons for recommending this candidate
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email address

Or, you could send your nomination by surface mail:
International Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka
Osaka Prefectural Central Library, 1-2-1, Aramoto-kita,
Higashi Osaka-shi,br />577-0011, Japan

Or, you could send it by FAX: +81-6-6744-0582

Call for Nominations for the 14th Annual International Brothers Grimm Award