Monday, September 08, 2014

Nami Concours

2nd Nami Island International
Picture Book Illustration Concours

Nami Concours 2015 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 2015 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries. (No entries will be returned.)
Nami Concours 2015 selects the winners from among shortlisted candidates selected during the preliminary round of judging.
Nami Concours 2015 holds the awards ceremony and special exhibition during Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in 2015.
Nami Concours 2015 invites Grand Prix winners and Golden Island winners to the opening ceremony of Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in 2015 with travel expenses provided.
Nami Concours 2015 publishes a catalogue featuring the shortlisted candidates for international promotion.

1. Eligibility     Open to all picture book illustrators in the world

2. Theme         No restriction

3. Application period
1 July 2014 ~ 30 September 2014 (All entries must be received by midnight—Korea Standard Time--September 30.)

4. Conditions
a. A set of illustrations should comprise one story
b. Number of illustrations per entry: 5 ~ 10
c. Every applicant should complete the online application form first
d. Data size: No bigger than 20MB in total (RGB format/jpg 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
Preliminary judging: International jury composed of renowned professionals will shortlist successful candidates up to 10x more than the actual number of winners
Final judging: International jury will gather to decide final winners

7. Submission for Final Round of Judging
a. Eligibility: Shortlisted candidates who are selected in the preliminary judging
b. Deadline: 31 December 2014 (All entries must be received by midnight—Korea Standard Time—December 31.)
c. Contents of entry: Either originals or quality prints of the illustrations submitted for the preliminary judging

8. Awards
Grand Prix                    1 (Plaque and USD 10,000)
Golden Island               2 (Plaque and USD 5,000)
Green Island                 3 (Plaque and USD 2,000)
Purple Island               10 (Certificate and plaque)
Illustrations of shortlisted candidates will be exhibited during the 2015 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival and be included in the catalogue.

9. Results
Winners will be announced on the Nami Concours official website

10. Notes
a. Shortlisted illustrations may be used and reproduced to promote Nami Concours without prior permission. No payment for such use will be made.   
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: 3F, Gallery Sang Bldg, Insadong-gil 17, Jongno-gu, 110-290 Seoul, Republic of Korea
Phone: +82 2 753 1245~6
Fax: +82 773 1481

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