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International competition for the project of an illustrated book for children. Second edition.


We can already enjoy the first fruits of the competition. A Grand Prix by the international jury, Kawalerka (Bachelor’s Pad) by Weronika Przybylska, has been published early this year, whereas the next title (and possibly others) will follow in the upcoming months.

Three other titles – Zakątki (Corners of the world) by Michalina Rolnik, Okularki (Specs) and Król (King) written by Ewa Madeyska and illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek, a finalist of the Clairvoyants competition – came to life thanks to the cooperation between Dwie Siostry Publishing and the outstanding participants of the competition.

The most captivating entries have been compiled to create an interactive post-competition exhibition, which has been travelling all over Poland and later on has been published in cooperation with the National Centre for Culture Poland in a book form as an interactive post-competition catalogue.

Browse through the catalogue:

Therefore, with yet a greater joy and enthusiasm, we announce the second edition of the international competition for an illustrated children book CLAIRVOYANTS 2016!

We continue to cherish the ideas and values that had underlain the first edition of the contest: the ambition to awake young artists’ creative potential, the care for an aesthetic and editorial quality of children’s books, the pursuit to determine the highest standards in the field and to support development of Polish children’s books and their position abroad.

The direct aim of the competition is to launch the process of creating beautiful and valuable books for children and to discover talented artists and give them chance to become known on the Polish and international book market.

The competition is open to both newcomers and experienced artists from Poland and abroad, participating individually or in a team. Participants need to be at least 18.

The purpose of the competition is to prepare a project (draft) of an illustrated children book in Polish or in English language. Submitted works should include a script or a storyboard of the whole book, together with 3 finished double spreads and the cover.

Submitted projects will be assessed according to the following criteria:  artistic quality of the work, originality, the form which inspires child’s imagination and the content which takes into account child’s sensitivity.

Competition works will be assessed by two independent juries:

  1. International jury: Monika Hanulak, Juraj Horváth, Åshild Kanstad Johnsen, Grzegorz Kasdepke.

  2. The Dwie Siostry Publishing House jury: Ewa Stiasny, Jadwiga Jędryas, Joanna Rzyska, Maciej Byliniak.

Competitors may be awarded with 3 categories of prizes: 1. The main prize of EUR 2,500 and two honourable  mentions –by the international jury; 2. Book publication – by the Dwie Siostry Publishing House jury; 3. Participation of best competing works in the post-competition exhibition.

Works should be sent between 15 November and 15 December 2016 at the address:

Dwie Siostry Publishing House

  1. 3 Maja 2 m. 183

00-391 Warszawa, Poland

Competition results will be published on 15 March 2017 on the website:

Competition Regulations:

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