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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. Conditions Illustrations for picture book A set of illustrations should comprise one story Preliminary judging: 5 illustrations per entry / Final judging: 5 ~ 10 illustrations per entry Data size: No bigger than 20MB in total (RGB format/jpg, jpeg file) Entry fee: Free of charge
GRAND PRIX $10 000 (2) GOLDEN ISLAND $5 000 (5) GREEN ISLAND $2 468 (10) PURPLE ISLAND Certificate and plaque Illustrations of the shortlisted candidates will be exhibited during the 2019 Nami Island International