UK entrants for BIB, the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2021, announced :: NEWS

UK entrants for BIB, the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2021, announced

18 June 2021 Share

The International Centre for the Picture Book in Society based at the University of Worcester and IBBY UK (International Board of Books for Young People) are delighted to announce a collaboration to select UK illustrators for the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2021.

BIB is one of the oldest international honours for children's book illustrators and one of the more prestigious. Eleven awards are made, including a grand prize for unique and outstanding illustration. The work is displayed in an exhibition in Bratislava from 15 October 2021 to 9 January 2022 and a catalogue is published.

As part of their shared commitment to diversity and promoting awareness of the international children’s book world, this collaboration is seen by both ICPBS and IBBY UK as a very important step. 

IBBY Chair, Pam Dix, says, “I am very keen to increase awareness of the Bratislava award in the UK particularly because of the status it awards to children’s illustration. I look forward to this being an on-going collaboration between the two organisations”. 

Each country can enter a maximum of 15 participants who can then submit up to 10 illustrations from up to 2 books. Tobias Hickey, Course Leader for Illustration at Worcester, says, “we have so many great illustrators to choose from and I am delighted by the range of subject matter and that engagement with current contemporary issues is especially apparent in the selection”. 

The following illustrators and books have been selected for Bratislava 2021:

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