[ENG] NAMI CONCOURS 2019 Information
Nami Concours  l  2018.03.29

 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:


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) 


8. 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 


9. Results

The winners will be announced on the Nami Concours official website in January 2019


10. 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


11. Contact


Nami Concours International Secretariat


Address: 2F 9-4 Insadong-gil Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 03164


Phone: +82 2 753 1245

Fax: +82 2 773 1481


Hosted by : NAMBOOK International Committee / Sponsored by : Nami Island



2F, 9-4 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03164 KOREA Phone  +82 2 753 1246    Fax  +82 2 773 1481    E-Mail          
Link to    Nami Island       Link to    NAMBOOK Festival