[ Nami Concours 2021 ]

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⦁Nami Concours 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 2021 accepts only digital prints of original illustrations as entries

⦁Nami Concours 2021 holds the online award ceremony and special exhibition during the 2021 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival.

⦁Nami Concours 2021 publishes a catalogue featuring the shortlisted candidates for international promotional purposes.

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

2. Theme No restriction

3. Application Period 1 December 2020 ~ 31 December 2020 (Korean Standard Time)

4. Conditions

a. Illustrations for picture book

b. A set of illustrations should comprise one story

c.5 illustrations per entry

d. Data size: No bigger than 20MB in total (RGB format, jpg/ jpeg 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

International jury composed of renowned professionals will gather to decide final winners

7. Awards

Grand Prix 1 (Plaque and USD 10,000)

Golden Island 2 (Plaque and USD 5,000)

Green Island 5 (Plaque and USD 2,000)

Purple Island 10 (Certificate and plaque)

※Illustrations of the shortlisted candidates will be exhibited during the 2021 Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival and included in the catalogue.

8. Results

The winners will be announced on the Nami Concours official website in February 2021.

9. Notes

a. Shortlisted illustrations may be featured at exhibitions, catalogues, prints, electronic media etc. for promotional purposes.

b. All shortlisted candidates will be provided with one catalogue after the event

※More details can be found on the Nami Concours official website

10. Contact

Nami Concours International Secretariat


Address: 2F 9-4 Insadong-gil Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 03164


Phone: +82 2 753 1245~6

Hosted by : NAMBOOK International Committee / Sponsored by : Nami Island