2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award Winners Announcement

The Shanghai International Children's Book Fair (CCBF) is in full gear, taking place according to schedule from 13 to 15 November at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre.

One day prior to the opening of the Fair, the Golden Pinwheel Jury members held a final round of discussions—exceptionally held online to address the current travel restrictions—as to determine the winners of the 2020 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition special awards among the 50 shortlisted artists that are currently exhibited at the CCBF. It took over four hours for the Jury to reach a consensus on the five series of illustrations to be distinguished in the competition, and the outcomes of their deliberations were announced this afternoon at CCBF.

Ling Luo (China, 1981) and Veronica Neacșu (Romania, 1983) respectively win the Golden Pinwheel Grand Award (China) and the Golden Pinwheel Grand Award (International), while the three Special Mentions go to Jam Dong (China, 1990), Francesco Giustozzi (Italy, 1986) and Ida Hong (South Korea, 1990).

Online votes in the People’s Choice Award are open to everyone visiting the Golden Pinwheel website until 15 November. The winning artist will be announced on Monday 16 November.

The Golden Pinwheel Grand Award (China)

Three Friends
Ling Luo

The Golden Pinwheel Grand Award (International)

Mumuri's Sleep
Veronica Neacșu

The Golden Pinwheel Special Mention

The Secret Life of Caterpillars
Jam Dong

The Golden Pinwheel Special Mention

Let's Play
Francesco Giustozzi

The Golden Pinwheel Special Mention

Ida Hong
South Korea