The 3rd Nami Concours is Back!
The announcement of the
call for NAMI CONCOURS 2017.
NAMI CONCOURS 2017 was
launched at 1pm on April 6th at Author's Cafe, Bologna Children’s Book Fair in
Italy. Authors’ café is one of the main programmes of the fair that many
organization wish to be featured.
Minn, Director of Nami Concours Organizing Committee presented changes in conditions
and time frame to illustrators and professionals who attended the session. In
accordance with its fundamental goal to provide up and coming illustrators with
extended opportunity to be featured on the global level, Nami Concours 2017
extends the number of invitees to the Award Ceremony that will be held in
Korea. Unlike the previous edition that invited only Grand Prix winner and 2
Golden Island winners, Nami Concours 2017 will send the invitation to 5 Green
Island winners too with all travel expenses provided. International
illustrators and experts on children’s' literatures announced a few changes on
the conditions of the 3rd Nami Concours comparing to the previous concours.
Grand Prix winner, Golden Island winners, and Green Island winners are invited
to the opening ceremony of Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival
in 2017 with accommodation and travel expenses provided. The number of winner
for Green Island has been increased from 3 winners to 5 winners.
judging process and criteria of the 2nd Nami Concours were presented by Roger
Mello(President of the 2015 Biennial of Illustration Bratislava Jury and the
3rd Nami Concours Juror), Anastasia Arkhipova, and Yusof Ismail. Marcelo
Pimentel (Grand Prix winner of the 2nd Nami Concours) and Sonja Danowski,
Torben Kuhlmann (Golden Island winners) and Anna Morgunova (Purple Island
winner) took part in the session and shared their experience through Nami Concours.
Nami Island is the
official sponsor of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards, also known as the
“Nobel Prize for children's literature". Nami Island contributes its
profit to diverse cultural events and NGOs including UNICEF and NAMBOOK
Festival(Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival). Nami Concours, an
illustration contest initiated by Nami Island in 2013 is one of Nami Island’s
main cultural activities to offer extensive support for children's book artists..
The first concours in 2013
received 619 entries from 42 countries and the second concours in 2015 received
1330 entries from 76 countries.
online application period for the 3rd Nami Concours is from 1 July
until 30 September.. For more information please visit Nami Concours official
website at www.namiconcours.com.