Instituted in 2015, the annual award are presented under 9 categories of Fiction (English), Non-Fiction (English), Popular Choice, Best Cover Design and expanded categories for Children’s Writing in 2022, Best Children’s Picture Book Story, Best Children’s Picture Book Illustrations, Best Children’s Book Fiction and Best Children’s Book Non-Fiction. An annual award is presented for Literary Achievement in Kannada to an author, celebrating their body of work and contribution to the language.
The Atta Galatta – Bangalore Literature Festival Book Prize is probably the only major literary prize that considers translations, short-story anthologies and self-published works
Winners take home an original trophy – Thought Beyond Words
Picture Book - Story
Picture Book - Illustrations
To vote visit – agblfprize.com
Trophy - Thought Beyond Words
Thought Beyond Words aims to showcase how creative insights precede their translation into language.
The sculpture depicts the mind as a tree and thoughts as birds. Birds come and go to the branches of the tree. Some fleetingly, some with more persistence. Some birds will take up residence in the tree, build a nest in its branches and giving birth to more thoughts.
The sculpture was designed by Shri. T.S Ramani Sankar, the celebrated architect and executed by Sampath Appasamy of Artistick’s Art Forum.