National Book Development Council of Singapore

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The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) is a non-profit organisation and registered charity established in December 1968. It promotes writing, reading, storytelling, and publishing through a variety of festivals and programmes, such as the Asian Festival of Children’s Content and the All In! Young Writers Festival.

It also presents several annual and biennial awards, including the Singapore Literature Prize; the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award for published works; and the Scholastic Picture Book Award for unpublished works. Its training arm, the Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing, also runs publishing-related and literary arts-focused courses and workshops throughout the year.