Books nominated for the 2015/16 HOHE children book awards category will be announced on October 26th 2016. A total of 5 finalists will be released by the first week of July 2017, and the winner will be announced at the HOHE Awards Ceremony around first week of September 2017.
This should be a book of a primarily literary rather than pictorial nature written for children between the ages of 4 and 12. A collection of poetry or a biography is acceptable, provided it is written for children in this age group.
The following eligibility criteria must be met;
- Books for consideration must have been written by an Ethiopian authors
- HOHE Award 2015/16 will accept books written in Amharic
- The selection will be made from books first published in Amharic language and first published in Ethiopia between 11 September 2015 and 10 September 2016. Books previously published elsewhere first will not be eligible.