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CLAIRVOYANTS 2020 – Illustrated Children’s Book Project Competition

Dwie Siostry Publishing House (Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry) announces the forth (2020) edition of CLAIRVOYANTS, its International competition for an illustrated children’s book project.

Due to the ongoing epidemic situation, 2020 edition will be a bit different than the editions organized in the past. The organizers have slightly changed the rules of submitting the projects and the organization of the jury session, and have prepared a special surprise for the winners!

The main prize for 2020 is 2,500 Euro and along with two honorable mentions will be selected by an international jury. In addition, book publication and exhibition prizes will also be awarded.

At the end of May 2021, just after the opening of the post-competition exhibition, authors of the awarded and mentioned entries will be invited to take part in masterclass workshops lead by the jurors of the competition.

The aim of the CLAIRVOYANTS 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. The organizers 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 everyone is invited to try their hand.

Participants are invited 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 children’s books world is intriguing and inexhaustible and there is still a lot to discover. In Dwie Siostry Publishing House (Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry) artists and authors that pay special attention to the quality of children’s books, both in terms of their content and form, are always supported. Therefore, once again the organizers 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!