For the first time in UK VAANI brings to you its annual ASIAN WOMAN AUTHOR AND ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018.

Nominations for the 2018 VAANI Asian Woman Author of the Year Awards are now OPEN.


Please review these guidelines before submitting a nomination

Nomination Fee: £10 per nomination
Deadline: September 25, 2018
Traditionally published or self-published books are eligible, as are electronically published books on a major platform (Kindle, Nook, or iPad). For electronic books, a URL and ISBN must be provided for judges to review. Only books published within the 2017 calendar year (January 1 to December 31) are eligible.
Professional artists are eligible, as are amateur artists just panning out. Previous exhibition experiences or workshops, art classes, selling their own work etc experience must be provided. Only the most recent works (period covering 2017) will be accepted by the Judges for review.

The winners will receive a huge prize of £100 each to support them in their future endeavours. 

Definition of a VAANI ASIAN WOMAN Author and or Artist of the year

To be considered a VAANI Author or VAANI Artist and thus be eligible for nomination for VAWAAA, an author or artist must meet one of the following criteria: the author/artist must have been a resident of United Kingdom when the nominated book was written or the art work exhibited, though she may have since moved out of country; or the author/artist must be currently living in United Kingdom when the book/art is nominated.

Definitions of VAWAAA Categories for 2018

A book may be nominated in only one category selected by the nominator.
Fiction - by a single author
Short Story Collection—By a single author
Poetry - Chapbook, Full-Length Book—By a single poet
Nonfiction - by a single author
In the Event an Award Is Not Made in a Category
VAANI reserves the right to not award a winner in a category if it is determined that none of the nominations should win. 


Please remember to email submissions@vaani.org after you have paid £10 for Entry.


Authors please send a copy of your book to

168 Beeches Road,
CM1 2SA.

Artists email on the above email address a portfolio with authentic photos of the Art Work.

Payment details:
Account Name: VAANI
Bank:                 HSBC
Account No.:      42243024
Sort Code:         40-25-27
Reference:         AWARD18

Winners will be announced on 4th Nov 2018 during VAANI AWARDS NIGHT. The shortlisted authors and Artists are required to attend both Shortlisted Authors and Artists Night on 6th Oct 2018 and the Awards Night.

Glimpses of VAANI Talent show 2018


Submissions Invited

Submissions for the VAANI Asian Women Author of the Year Award 2018 and
Author of the year Award 2018 are going to be open on 25th July 2018.

Eligible entries from Published or self published in the UK Authors/Asian women authors in the year 2017

Please send first three chapters of your Fiction/ Non Fiction book along with short Author's bio to

A panel of judges will decide the short listed authors and the winner.

Short listed authors will get a chance to read and discuss their work at the Short listed Author's evening on 6th Oct 2018.

More details and registration form to follow.


Coming up...30th June 2018


For ALL Age groups including Adults

30th June 2018 
Singing (solo and Group), Dance (solo and Group), Just-a-Minute (JAM) Competition

To register click here

Other important dates for your diary this year

22nd September 2018 - Art Exhibition 
6th Oct 2018 - Shortlisted Authors Night 
3rd/24th Nov 2018 - VAANI AWARDS 

Please share, like and participate on 
FB: www.facebook.com/vaani.org
Tweet: @Vaani_Official
Website: www.vaani.org


VAANI Art Exhibition 2018 - 1st September

This year we are again organising an ART Exhibition for Asian women artists based in the UK. 

There will be a large exhibition on the 1st September 2018 in the Ilford Central Library where we will exhibit selected art works, sculptures, art installations by local Asian Women artists and other artists all around UK. 

The exhibition partners are Vision Redbridge. There will be Art & Craft workshops for both young and adults at various times during the day.

We would like to invite artists to send in their proposals by using this Registration form https://goo.gl/forms/RDFUx1vJ6VI23AyB3.  Only a select few will get a chance to exhibit their work and get entry into the Award.

We welcome both amateur and professional artists. We will also display our young and adult winners of the past VAANI Art Competitions.

There will be public voting and based on that we will be announcing this year's 

As we have limited space an early registration is recommended.


Announcing ... Asian Woman Author of the year Award 2018

We are very excited to announce that this year we will be awarding the first ever


Submissions will be open from 15th June 2018 from both authors and their publishers.

The closing date is 30th September 2018.

The submission criteria will be posted here by the end of May.
There will be a panel of prominent judges.

Short Listed Authors evening on 6th Oct 2018 to be held in Ilford.

The awardee will be announced during prestigious VAANI AWARDS in Nov 2018.


VAANI Competitions 2018

Please use the registration form to register interest. 

21st April 2018  
Chess Championship, Creative writing and Painting Competition

To register click here

30th June 2018 
Singing (solo and Group), Dance (solo and Group), Just-a-Minute Competition

To register click here

Other important dates for your diary

22nd September 2018 - Art Exhibition 
6th Oct 2018 - Shortlisted Authors Night 
3rd Nov 2018 - VAANI AWARDS 

Please share, like and participate on 
FB: www.facebook.com/vaani.org
Tweet: @Vaani_Official
Website: www.vaani.org

Thank you


VAANI Competitions 2018 - 21st April 18

Please register interest as soon as possible to avoid disapointment.

Date: 21st April 2018
Time: 10.30am to 6.00pm
Venue: York Room & Gloucester Room in Ilford Central Library
Food Stalls (Please bring lots of change)
Entry fee: £3 per person per competition
Age groups: (5 years to 10 years) (11 years to 16 years) and (17years and adult) for all competitions.

Theme: "Make a noise" and "Things that you feel for the most"

VAANI is a non-profit charitable volunteer run organization. We encourage people to enjoy Art and culture by participating in various competitions run through out the year. At the end of the year we Award the winners by organizing a grand and prestigious VAANI AWARDS NIGHT.

Schools interested to propose Art students who deserve recognition and deserve an award please contact us by 20th September for more details and entry.

A select few paintings from the competition will get an opportunity to be exhibited along with professional Artists during VAANI Art Exhibition.

Ilford Central Library will laminate a select few stories from Creative writing Competition and display them in the library foyer and on the library tv.

All Winners will be notified at least a few weeks before the Awards Night. They are expected to attend the Award Night for them to be awarded by dignitaries and enjoy the proud moment. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding we are unable to provide send/collection of the awards on a later date.

Chess Competition                       

Contact Robin Thakur on 07984876280
Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm

Creative Writing Competition     

Contact Vinod Agrawal on 07958288220
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Theme as above

****Please bring your own paper, pen and eraser
No prior written notes allowed in the room******

Painting Competition                  

Contact Archana Jha on 07738983808
Judges – 2 Judges
Time: 3.45pm to 5.300pm
Theme as above

****Please bring your own colours, pen, pencil, brushes and eraser
We will provide you with papers but you can bring canvas etc if so desired. 

No prior markings, stickers, paints or drawings on the canvas or paper will be accepted inside the hall.

Copyright (c) VAANI etc.

Copyright © VAANI. The written piece of work is the property of the individual writers who belong to the group called Vaani. Copying or abuse of any material here is strictly prohibited. Permission of the writer is required to use their work somewhere else. For such matters, Please contact us here .