2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 50 finalists' release

For its sixth edition, the 2020 Golden Pinwheel has generated an unprecedented level of enthusiasm, as 2,238 illustrators from 77 countries and territories entered their works in the competition.

Shaped as a competition aiming to promote the development of the children’s book publishing industry has received nearly 11,200 pieces of illustration that the five members of the 2020 Golden Pinwheel juryChen Hui (China), Sunkyung Cho (Korea), Simon de Jocas (Canada), Philip Giordano (Italy) and Jiu’er (China)—had to review throughout the summer. After three rounds, they identified the 50 most creative and attractive series to be included in the 2020 Finalists selection, which we are happy to announce below.

The 50 finalists’ illustration series will be exhibited in the Golden Pinwheel Exhibition taking place at the next China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair from 13 to 15 November. In addition, their works will be featured in the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Illustration Yearbook.

金风车插画大赛作品展

2019 Golen Pinwheel Exhibition

The 50 finalists come from 16 countries and territories. 2020 Finalists Selection (in alphabetical order):

Name
Michael Bardeggia
Julien Billaudeau
Ana Bustelo
Zuzanna Celej
Tzu-Chun Chang
Lijiao Che 
Liuxu Chen 
Giovanni Colaneri
Maria Coll Sagué
Paloma Corral Fuentes
Chao Cui
Reza Dalvand
Ian De Haes 
Jam Dong
Yuliya Drobova
Joelle Gebhardt
Francesco Giustozzi
Carly Gledhill
Ida Hong
Tzuyu Huang
Su Jung Jang 
Anna and Varvara Kendel
Mojdeh Kianzadeh
Hyun Lee
Moonyo Lee
Younglee Lee
Jiuming Liu 
Thea Lu
Ling Luo 
Masha (Shachaf) Manapov
Ana Maraž
Elisa Marzano
Giulia Masia
Naida Mazzenga
Ekaterina Metelitsyna
Veronica Neacșu
Yiyang Qiu
Jing Que 
Rao Fu
Sandra Rilova 
Noushin Sadeghian
Xiaoyu Shao 
Olga Shevchenko
Laura Simonati
Xiaotu Tu 
Laura Winstone
Peng Wu 
Tianjiao Xia 
Zhao Niao'er 
Xintong Zhong
Country and territory 
Italy 
France
Spain
Poland
Taiwan, China
China
China
Italy 
Spain
Spain
China
Iran
Belgium
China
Germany
Canada
Italy 
The United Kingdom 
South Korea
Taiwan, China
South Korea
Russia
Iran
South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
China
China
China
Israel
Slovenia
Italy 
Italy 
Italy 
Russia
Romania
China
China
China
Spain
Iran
China
Russia
Italy 
China
The United Kingdom 
China
China
China
China

On 12 November, the Jury will determine the winners of the Golden Pinwheel special awards among the 50 finalists: one Grand Award (China), one Grand Award (International) and three Special Mentions. The results of their selection will be announced one day later, on the opening day of CCBF.

But before that, on early November, all the finalists’ artworks will be released on the Golden Pinwheel official website and submitted to a popularvote open to everyone in order to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award. All CCBF visitors and CCBF will also be able to vote onsite at the exhibition. The chosen candidate will be announced on 15 November.

Finally, one of the abovementioned winners (Grand Awards, Special Mentions, People’s Choice Award) will be chosen to become the illustrator of CCBF’s visual identity in 2021. The visual identity will be integrated into the design of the fair’s website, social media, prints, gifts, media ads and outdoor advertising.