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Jul. 20 2021

Catch a Glimpse into the Cartoon World of Ken Niimura

his creative upbringing, which involved watching lots of European and Japanese comics and animation and results in a vibrant and exuberant drawing style of his own.

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Jul. 08 2021

Book Illustration, a Field of Creative Endeavour with Enormous Potential for ‘Ownership’—Interview with Martin Salisbury

We spoke to Martin about why he started the MA Children's Book Illustration programme, books he likes, tips for young illustrators, and more.

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Jul. 06 2021

Golden Pinwheel Celebrates Another Year of Success with 2,426 Submissions Received from Across the Globe

After a three-month submission campaign, the competition received an amazing number of artworks—12,130 pictures from 2,426 artists—representing an increase of 8.4% in participation compared to 2020.

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Jun. 28 2021

"To Make a Good Picture Book, Is to Understand Children", An Interview with Golden Pinwheel Jury Member Huang Li

CCBF has invited picture book artist Huang Li to serve as one of the judges of the 2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition.

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Jun. 28 2021

Jam Dong: Illustrating the Magic of Nature. Interview with 2020 GP Golden Pinwheel Special Mention Winner

Today we would like to introduce Jam Dong, another winner of the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Illustration Competition.

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May. 27 2021

Literary Agent Debbie Bibo: It's All about Nurturing Creatives and Fostering Relationships

Its founder Debbie Bibo gladly accepted our invitation join the 2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition jury. Here is a close up on her work and first -hand information about the fascinating role of a literary agent.

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May. 20 2021

"Good Art Is Timeless": Revisiting Chinese Ancient Art with Golden Pinwheel Grand Award Winner Luo Ling

Luo Ling won the favour of judges as she received the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Grand Award (China), rewarding her distinctive artistic skilfulness and creative talent.

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May. 13 2021

Qiu Yiyang, the Inspiration Catcher——Meet the 2020 Golden Pinwheel People's Choice Award Winner

So, in the end, I think the best attitude for an artist is to shut out their emotions from within, and it gets even better when you add a little sense of social responsibility to it!

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Apr. 13 2021

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition and the Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest, Join Hands to Create the "Golden Pinwheel Astra Award"

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition and the Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest recently announced a strategic cooperation agreement aiming at the joint organisation of a new prize—the "Golden Pinwheel Astra Award".

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Mar. 25 2021

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Is Coming Back

The 2021 edition of the CCBF emblematic illustration contest is accepting submissions for the next three months and is bringing you new features and surprises.

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Nov. 16 2020

2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition People's Choice Award Release Announcement

As the 2020 Shanghai International Children's Book Fair (CCBF) closed yesterday, we are now ready to bring down the curtain on this latest edition of CCBF by announcing the winner of the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition People's Choice Award

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Nov. 14 2020

2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award Winners Announcement

As CCBF is in full gear, the names of the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition special award winners were announced this afternoon in Shanghai.

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Sep. 09 2020

2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 50 finalists' release

After three rounds, 5 professional jury identified the 50 most creative and attractive series to be included in the 2020 Finalists selection, which we are happy to announce below.

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Aug. 19 2020

Simon de Jocas, 2020 Golden Pinwheel Jury member: "We want books where we end up asking more questions than we give answers"

He is leading and managing Les 400 coups, a small independent publishing house focusing mainly on picture books that he purchased in 2013. What advice and guidance will he bring to young illustrators?

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Jul. 23 2020

Cho Sunkyunk, the many faces of illustration

China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is honoured to invite Cho Sunkyunk to join the jury of the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition.

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Jul. 14 2020

Shapes and Colours Galore: Discover the geometric world of Philip Giordano

Philip Giordano is one of the five illustration specialists who have accepted to be part of the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Jury. He will be with us in Shanghai next Nov. Here is a sneak peek to make you wait until the CCBF great get-together.

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Jul. 08 2020

The more, the merrier! Another successful submission campaign for the Golden Pinwheel in 2020

After a three-month submission campaign, the competition received an incredible number of artworks—11,190 pictures from 2,238 artists—representing a 12% increase of participation compared to 2019.

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