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Nami Concours 2019
Total awards: 32000 $
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Nami Concours 2019
⦁ 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. 
⦁ Nami Concours 2019 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries.  No entries will be returned. 
⦁ Nami Concours 2019 selects the winners from among shortlisted candidates selected during the preliminary round of judging. 
⦁ Nami Concours 2019 holds the award ceremony and special exhibition during the 2019 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival. 
⦁ Nami Concours 2019 invites the Grand Prix winner, Golden Island winners, and Green Island winners to the opening ceremony of Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in 2019 with travel expenses provided. 
⦁ Nami Concours 2019 publishes a catalogue featuring the shortlisted candidates for international promotional purposes. 
1. Eligibility Open to all picture book illustrators in the world
2. Theme No restriction
3. Application Period 1 July 2018 ~ 31 August 2018 (Korean Standard Time)
4. Conditions
a. Illustrations for picture book b. A set of illustrations should comprise one story c. Preliminary judging: 5 illustrations per entry / Final judging: 5 ~ 10 illustrations per entry d. Data size: No bigger than 20MB in total (RGB format/jpg, jpeg file) e. Entry fee: Free of charge
5. Entry Method
a. Upload digital images to Nami Concours official website after the completion of online application form   b. Official website: www.namiconcours.com
6. Judging
a. Preliminary judging: International jury composed of renowned professionals will shortlist successful candidates up to 10x more than the actual number of winners    b. Final judging: International jury will gather to decide final winners
7. Submission for the Final Round of Judging
a. Eligibility: Shortlisted candidates who are selected in the preliminary judging b. Deadline: 30 November 2018 (Korean Standard time) c. Contents of entry: Either originals or quality prints of the illustrations submitted for the preliminary judging (No entries will be returned)  

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Graphic Design

Start date

1 July 2018  -  31 August 2018


1 July 2018  -  31 August 2018


1 July 2018  -  31 August 2018



Awards 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 2019 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival and included in the catalogue    Results The winners will be announced on the Nami Concours official website in January 2019    Notes a. Shortlisted illustrations may be featured at exhibitions, catalogues, prints, electronic media etc. for promotional purposes.     b. All shortlisted candidates will be provided with one catalogue after the event   ※ More details can be found on the Nami Concours official website


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