There is luck in leisure!
There is luck in leisure!
The fifth edition of the Clairvoyants competition will start a bit later than the previous editions. This time we did not receive funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which slightly complicated the organization of the competition.
The new edition will be announced after the holidays and the competition entry recruitment will take place in spring 2024. There will be plenty of time to prepare submissions. The international jury of this edition will include Ukrainian graphic designer and author Andrij Lesiw (half of the Art Studio Agrafka duo), German illustrator Anke Kuhl and Polish graphic designers and book creators Aleksandra Cieślak and Tomasz Broda.
Take part in the international competition for an illustrated children's book project CLAIRVOYANTS!
The children's books world is intriguing and inexhaustible and there is still a lot to discover. In our publishing house we always support artists and authors that pay special attention to the quality of children’s books, both in terms of their content and form. Therefore, we invite authors, illustrators, graphic designers and all book lovers from Poland and abroad to participate in the international competition for an illustrated children's book project Clairvoyants!
The fourth edition of the contest has just ended. Over 2,600 entries from all over the world were submitted to all four editions! More and more books based on the awarded projects can be already found on bookshelves and we have been working with other Clairvoyant participants on the new, upcoming books.
The aim of the competition is to launch the process of creating beautiful and valuable books for children and to give the opportunity to talented authors, illustrators and book designers to become known on the book market. We want to stimulate the artists’ imagination and encourage them to create well-thought and refined book projects, that have a real chance to become published books. Participants should demonstrate creativity, skilfulness, sensitivity and understanding of the children’s world. The competition is aimed primarily at book designers, students of art schools, illustrators and authors, but we invite everyone to try their hand!
How does the Clairvoyants competition work?
We invite debutants and experienced artists from Poland and abroad to participate in the competition, performing individually or as a team. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
The purpose of the competition is to prepare a project (draft) of an illustrated children’s book in Polish or in English language. Submission should include a storyboard or a script of the whole book, together with 3 finished double spreads and a summary in English (obligatory) and in Polish (only if the whole project is in Polish).
The submitted entries are assessed by two independent juries:
1. The international jury, consisting of the oustanding children's books' authors and illustrators as well as children's literature specialists from all over the world.
2. The Dwie Siostry Publishing jury: Ewa Stiasny, Jadwiga Jędryas, Maciej Byliniak.
Submitted projects are assessed according to the following criteria: artistic quality, originality, the form which inspires child’s imagination and the content which is aware of the child’s sensitivity.
Competitors may be awarded with three different prizes:
- The main prize of EUR 2,500 and two honourable mentions – by the international jury;
- Book publication – by the Dwie Siostry Publishing House jury;
- Admission in the post-competition exhibition.
The next CLAIRVOYANTS edition will be announced in Autumn 2023!
The fourth edition of the international competition for an illustrated children's book project CLAIRVOYANTS 2020 has received the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (Visual Arts Grant Program).