Entries are invited for the Bheema Children’s Literature Award, 2013. Stories, poems, novels, and science literature that would help in the character development of children below 18 years of age, published since January 2012, will be considered for the award.

The entry selected for the first prize will receive a cash award of Rs.70,000.

Also, the best work by children below 18 years of age in all the above-mentioned categories will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000.

The best cover-page painting from among the entries will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.10,000.

All the three awardees will be presented a sculpture designed by noted sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman, apart from a citation.

Interested writers may send five copies of their published works to Ravi Palathungal, General Secretary, Bheema Balasahitya Award Committee, S.L. Puram P.O- 688523, Alappuzha, before August 5. For details, contact Ph: 9447225408, a release said.