Competition book mentioned in Bolonia!
We are proud to announce that the book based on a project mentioned in the 3rd edition of CLAIRVOYANTS competition, Pion i poziom („Horizontal and Vertical”) by Bartosz Sztybor and illustrated by Łukasz Golędzinowski received a special mention in the Opera Prima category in the BolognaRagazzi Award 2020.
The International Book Fair in Bologna is one of the most important event related to the children’s literature in the world. We are very glad that a book created for the Clairvoyants competition was chosen by an outstanding jury, out of hundreds of publications sent from all over the world.
Verdict of the BolognaRagazzi Award:
„A humorous board book that allows the reader to stretch characters out when they open the page. Pion i Poziom plays on the instability surrounding the basic concepts usually presented very confidently in board books, because in reality: things can be both horizontal and vertical. The book is interactive and playful and forces the reader to rotate the book in order to see more, for as in life so in this book: perspective is everything.”
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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!