FAQ

Welcome to CEBA’s FAQ. Please read through these to answer questions about the Awards, Submissions Process, Entry Fees, Deadlines, etc. If you do not find your answer, please contact us from the form on this page, or email cebasite@gmail.com if you do not hear back in a reasonable time due to intermittent site  issues.

2016 Children’s eBook Awards ANNOUNCED! Check Awards Page.

 

2017 Children’s eBook Awards Submissions open. Deadline May 29, 2017.

SUBMISSION SPECIAL – For a short time, ENTER 3 Submissions GET UNLIMITED FREE. Children’s eBook Awards is proud to offer 3 submissions with unlimited free. After you enter two from the website, email your unlimited submissions and information  to cebasite@gmail.com. Goodluck!

2015 Children’s eBook Awards closed.

2014 Children’s eBook Awards: Congratulations to the winners!

 

WHAT IS CHILDREN’S EBOOK AWARDS™?

CEBA is exclusively dedicated to the  innovative territory of emerging children’s books and technology, and its potential. The CEBA Award formally acknowledges efforts made in the flourishing eBook and App markets, to invite and make known the best of the best, and what may be working in a developing market.

WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?

Grand Prize: The best innovative Book App, combination of book and technology, and ebook, each receive a CEBA trophy.

Online Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention receive the online sticker label graphic for placement on product or given to staff.

CEBA Award announcements will be displayed and informed on the website, as well as press releases to a variety of online magazines, and blogs.

HOW DO I FIND THE WINNER’S LIST ON THE CEBA WEBSITE?

Winners will be listed in the AWARDS menu, announced in NEWS, and further via press releases.

WHO JUDGES ENTRIES?

Judging ranges from those professionals of Publishing, Multi-Media, Graphics, Educational fields, Executives, etc.

ENTRY ELIGIBILITY: Copyrighted works by authors and publishers in the US and international with English as primary language, published and unpublished from the current year.

DOES AN EBOOK HAVE TO BE PUBLISHED?

No. Above all we are looking for outstanding work with innovative use of technology. For example, student works are also acceptable submitted via appropriate file formats.

WHAT ARE EBOOKS AND APPS DEFINED AS?

Ebooks include fixed form and Book Apps and Games are interactive with media enhancements. Both may have educational content, emotion expression and experience, story with game-like elements, fun engaging activity, etc. Please contact us with any further questions to check if your eBook or App is acceptable.

CAN I SUBMIT GAMES?

Yes. Games should have story and/or educational content. Engaging and fun is a good indicator! Please contact us with any further questions to check if your eBook or App is acceptable.

WHAT IS THE ENTRY FEE?

Entry Fee is US$40.00 per Submission.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINE SCHEDULES?

Submission Deadline FINAL: May 29, 2017

for product between 2016 and 2017 are acceptable.

Judging: May 30—thru August 15, 2017

WHEN ARE WINNERS ANNOUNCED?

CEBA 2015 Winners will be announced August 30, 2017

WHAT ARE THE DEFINITIONS FOR EBOOK/APP SUBMISSIONS?

Book Apps (Books Created For eBooks) – Any eBook or Enhanced eBook using media enhancements i.e. audio, video, animation, interactivity. Games are accepted if it contains story and/or educational content.

eBooks (Books Converted From Physical Books) – Straight conversions, no media enhancements. Children’s book originated in paper formats transferred on a tablet. This includes website eBooks.

WHAT ARE ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS:

Apple MAC and iPAD readable files, PDF, internet readable i.e. Kindle, etc., .iBook Author files, ePUB. and other online eBooks.

Generally, please send non-DRM files.

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?

Go to Submissions page, Click ‘Children’ for example and a list of categories and subject matters should appear with check boxes.

WHAT IF I DON’T FIND MY CATEGORY?

Due to the many categories, subcategories, and new trending categories, it’s possible your title may fit a specific one not listed. Please contact us so that we can accommodate you by presenting additional categories.

WHAT ARE THE EBOOK SUBMISSION SECTIONS?

Submissions are divided into two eBook sections: Book Apps, and eBooks.

1) Book Apps: Publishers Authors who have produced special and additional features for books that enhance the sensory or educational quality of the reader’s experience.

2) eBooks: Publishers and Authors who have an eBook that best translates a story or education as effectively as a physical book or better. This includes website eBooks.

HOW DO I UPLOAD MY FILE? WHERE IS THE UPLOAD BUTTON? EXPLAIN THE FULL PROCEDURE.

When you are ready to upload, click on the Submissions menu, enter your Name, Email Address, eBook Title, eBook Author, and your Industry Type info. Next, below is a box with the Submission Terms that you would agree by clicking the check box beneath. After checking the box, two upload options appear:

1) An entry field with upload instructions, i.e., to upload, click Choose File and select your file from your computer.

2) To send a download link or Website URL, enter in the the field beneath the Choose File. For download links, please provide the PROMO CODE for each item.

Next, pick your Category or Categories by selecting all relevant or specific eBook subjects for the appropriate age ranges, in either or both Books Created For eBooks, or eBooks Converted From Physical Books.

When done, click the ‘CONTINUE TO SUBMIT E-BOOK’ pink button to start the upload process. Be aware this may take some time depending on file size and internet speed. If it seems to take too long, please contact us so we can accommodate you.

HOW DO I SUBMIT AN EBOOK (QUICK STEP):

1) Go to Submission page, fill in forms, attach eBook/App, or download link with Promo Code.
2) Choose from the categories within either/Book Apps OR eBooks.
3) Submit
4) Review Submission(s)

5) Payment

HOW DO I SUBMIT MULTIPLE EBOOKS?

After uploading your first eBook entry and selecting as many check boxes that apply for one eBook upload or one download link, when this is successful, the next page will display your entry and a prompt will ask if you want to upload another eBook entry.  If the sizes of all submission are over 32mgs, you may also:

Send your collection of eBooks in a folder as a zip file and email using links from websites such as yousendit.com, wetransfer.com or sendspace.com. Some of these can send up to 2 gigs.

HOW DO I SUBMIT NAMES OF MULTIPLE AUTHORS OR IF AN AUTHOR IS PAIRED WITH AN ILLUSTRATOR?

In the Submissions page, you may use the Author field to submit multiple author names, and for area of industry such as Illustrator, you may submit the Illustrator’s name and mention, Illustrator, in the Industry Type field.

WHERE DO I ADD THE DESCRIPTION OR SUMMARY OF EACH APP/EBOOK?

Currently, you may send us an email with the description/summary for each book entered. You can send to us via the FAQ form or email to cebasite@gmail.com. We will also contact the winners for any additional information or summary needed.

WHERE DO I SUBMIT PROMO CODES FOR MY APPS/eBOOKS?

You can submit Promo Codes : 1) After you agree to Submission terms, click box. 2) Two fields appear thereafter to upload your file, or you can provide a link for download ‘eBook download link online (yousendit, etc.) OR Website URL’. You can also provide a link with the Promo Code.

Otherwise, please send us Promo Codes for the App/eBook in the FAQ form and include any additional information about the App/eBook. You can also email : cebasite@gmail.com

HOW DO I SEND A CD-ROM OR OTHER MATERIALS:

We currently do not accept CD-Roms or Other Materials by post for Award Entry. However, you may always send us mail here:

CEBA
588 Sutter Street, Suite 1180
San Francisco CA 94102
USA

CAN THE WINNER PURCHASE COPIES OF THE SEAL AWARDS OR BUY ADDITIONAL TROPHIES FOR STAFF MEMBERS?

The Children’s eBook Awards™ Seals are free to distribute among staff as digital copies. Contact us otherwise. Additional Trophies may be purchased. We would like to hear from you for requests. CEBA will be varying the Awards program each year, so you may anticipate new and exciting opportunities to receive Awards!

COLLECTING TROPHIES

Winners must respond within one month of Winner Announcements to our request for correct address and inscriptions, so that we may proceed with customizations. Trophies may take time for customization. Thank you.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND LINKS FOR APPLE .iBOOKS files:

For details concerning how a publisher can send his/her .ibooks file to be opened on an iPad, please review this resource:

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2809

Once the user receives the .ibooks file, they will need to use their iBooks app on their iPad to open it.

If you have questions about using your .ibooks account, feel free to go to iBooks Publisher Support. You may contact Apple through their iTunes Connect account, via phone at +1 (877) 206-2092 Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am – 5:00 pm PST, or by email at iBookstore@apple.com.

This link is an FAQ which discusses the publication and distribution options for books created with iBooks Author, or .ibooks file format.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5071

HOW DO I CONTACT CEBA? 

You may use the form in the FAQ, or if you do not get a reply, you may write cebasite@gmail.com.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT FILE PRIVACY?

Files you send will be sent to judges only and strict policies by contractual agreement are that files are not shared, distributed, or sold. It is our intention to keep within the integrity of the eBook competition and used only for the purpose of reviewing.

WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF THE CHILDREN’S EBOOK AWARDS™?

CEBA was founded by multi-award-winning, multimedia artist, illustrator, composer, software developer Carolyn Fok, who has written / illustrated children’s art and books since age 5.  Her awards include The New York Society of Illustrators, 1st Prize at the Philippe Charriol Art Foundation Hong Kong, (3x) Axiem Media Awards, and Omni Media Awards.  Furthermore, her publishing background ranges from traditional print to graphic production for Glamour magazine (New York)—as well as producing multiple international printing engagements. Her art had held exhibitions sponsored by Movado watches, Bank of America, Fine Art Asia Conventions.

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