The Calistro Prize is an annual award that aims to encourage and celebrate the creation of Malaysian stories by Malaysians for Malaysian children and teenagers.
The objectives of the Calistro prize are as follows:
- To promote the creation of Malaysian stories for children and teenagers.
- To reward excellence of Malaysian content in fiction for children and teenagers.
- To support Malaysians writing for children and teenagers.
The prize is sponsored by Calistro Consultants Ltd, a small management consultancy specialising in strategy in over 40 countries (including Malaysia) for both the public and private sectors. Calistro is committed to education and the arts, central to which are skills in language and the visual arts.