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Jun. 05 2024

Interview with 2024 Book Publishing Jury Jon Klassen

"Style and its consistency are very mysterious. An illustrator's style seems to be a combination of the way that illustrator wants things to look and the way they can't help but make them look. "

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Mar. 29 2024

Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition: 2024 Call for Entry Open

Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition is open to entries from 29 March to 11 June 2024.

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Nov. 24 2023

2023 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award Winners Announcement

The 2023 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award has found its winners! Check out who they are.

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Sep. 05 2023

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Releases the 2023 Finalists

From China to Italy, Russia to Iran, the finalists represent 22 countries and territories from six continents. This shows the sheering vitality of the global illustration arena.

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Aug. 10 2023

Suzanne Carnell, 2023 Golden Pinwheel Book Publishing Jury, "I love seeing the work of an exciting new talent for the first time"

I am looking for a freshness, an individuality of style and work that makes me feel something.

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Jul. 20 2023

Victo Ngai, 2023 Golden Pinwheel Illustration Competition Jury, " Embracing the Beauty of Imperfections Along the Way"

"In reality, a piece is never truly finished. Upon reflecting on my older work, I often find areas for improvement. This is good as it signifies growth as an artist. "

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Jul. 06 2023

Emiliano Ponzi, 2023 Golden Pinwheel Commercial Category Jury, "The Meaning of being An Artist is Evolving and Learning"

"I believe every new illustration is a chance to learn something I didn’t know, so each of them is good to change something"

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Jul. 06 2023

Ivan Canu, 2023 Golden Pinwheel Commercial Category Jury, "All Artists were Copyists at Some Point"

"Copying is the initial phase of this process, and all artists were copyists at some point."

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Jul. 06 2023

Marion Jablonski, 2023 Golden Pinwheel Book Publishing Jury, "Creativity remains essential"

"The world of children's publishing is rich in international exchanges. It sharpens our eyes and fuels our constant curiosity. It's also a very competitive world. In terms of commercial success, but also in terms of discovering new talent."

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Jul. 04 2023

Golden Pinwheel Celebrates Another Year of Success with More Than 12,000 Artworks Received From Across the Globe

As the 2023 Golden Pinwheel call for entries drew to an end on 26 June, the CCBF-run illustration competition launched in 2015 once again confirmed it has won the confidence and attention of young illustrators all around the planet.

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May. 10 2023

"Keep working on your stuff and only make what YOU think is cool, not anyone else" Interview with Yuliya Gwilym

Let's enter Yuliya's world of illustration and experience the free and colourful world in her eyes!

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Apr. 27 2023

Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition: 2023 Call for Entry Open

Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition is open to entries from 27 April to 26 June 2023.

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Nov. 22 2021

2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award Winners Announcement

The 2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Award has found its winners. The Golden Pinwheel Jury and Organising Committee are honoured to make the results of the Competition public through a video message.

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Nov. 16 2021

The work of an illustrator can be so powerful丨Golden Pinwheel Grand Award Winner Veronica Neacșu

Veronica Neacșu built a distinctive point of view regarding how to maintain vigorous vitality and how to balance the visual impact of the work and the degree of detail.

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Nov. 11 2021

Voting Opened for the CCBF People's Choice Award: You Are the Judge!

What is the best illustration in the 2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition? Your turn has come to decide! Starting from today until 22 November, everyone is invited to throw a ballot in the CCBF People's Choice Award.

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Sep. 02 2021

“And Then They Were 50!”: the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition Releases the 2021 Finalists

The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is glad to announce the 50 Finalists selected in the 2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition.

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Sep. 01 2021

Picture Books are the Art of Expression, not of Explanation: An Interview with Golden Pinwheel Jury Member Zhu Ziqiang

We interviewed Prof Zhu about the origins of his passion for picture books, his years in Japan and his understanding of visual storytelling.

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