The fifth edition of the CLAIRVOYANTS competition will be announced in spring 2023!

Some of you have already realized that we have not announced a new edition of the CLAIRVOYANTS competition this year.

We organize it every two years, but this year we have decided to delay its fifth edition and announce it SPRING 2023.

This does not mean, however, that we are not doing anything!

This year, we've published two books based on the winning projects from the fourth edition:

Co to za kuleczka? (What is this ball?) by Iga Ścibek and Przemysław Ścibek is the project awarded by the first prize of the publishing jury. It is a beautiful story about a fluffy fox Tutek, which captivates a reader with its simplicity, wit and an important message.

Gudu i Gwai (Gudu and Gwai) by Marii-Luisa Uth is based on the project mentioned by the publishing jury. It is a very interesting picture book about overcoming complexes and fears.

An important part of each edition of the CLAIRVOYANTS competition is the post-competition exhibition. The fourth edition is crowned with a large-scale activity exhibition, which presents 42 most interesting projects and invites children to creative play.

And you can see it with your own eyes!

In July, it will be exhibited at the Public Library - Knowledge Center in Bolesławiec, and in August at the Children's Library No. 37 ("Spokoteka") in Warsaw.

More information about the competition and the results of the last edition can be found here.

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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 works?

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 Spring 2022!

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).

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