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Nami Concours 2021 – Picture Book Illustration Competition

NAMBOOK International Committee is calling for entries to the Nami Concours 2021 – International Picture Book Illustration competition.

Open to all picture book illustrators around the world, the competition accepts digital prints of original illustrations as entries, on any theme.

The best works will be awarded with $30,000 in total, of which $10,000 are reserved for the Grand Prix winner. Awards will be announced during an online award ceremony. A special exhibition will be held during the 2021 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival.

Nami Concours or Nami Island International Picture Book Illustrations Concours, aims to offer opportunities for illustrators to showcase their creative talents and raise the quality and standard of picture book illustrations.

Winners will be selected by an international jury composed of renowned professionals. The Nami Concours 2021 award list includes:

  • Grand Prix (1) (Plaque and USD 10,000)
  • Golden Island (2) (Plaque and USD 5,000)
  • Green Island (5) (Plaque and USD 2,000)
  • Purple Island (10) (Certificate and plaque)

Illustrations of the shortlisted candidates will be exhibited during the 2021 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival and included in the catalogue.

The winners will be announced on the Nami Concours official website in February 2021.

Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations. It is organized every 2 years by Nami Island, the official sponsor of IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards.