Winners of the Illustration Competition Announced

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Robin RõmmelIBBY Estonia invited Estonian children to illustrate Luciana Sandron’s story “”Once Upon a Time””, the message sent to the world by IBBY Brazil. There were 182 illustrations sent in by children from different parts of Estonia.

The 13 best pictures were chosen by a jury of Estonian illustrators. All 13 winners are invited to participate in an illustration workshop led by children’s author and illustrator Kertu Sillaste.

The Nominated Estonian Authors and Illustrators by IBBY Estonia

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Piret Raud. Foto: Ingrid Maasik

The candidate for the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 is author Piret Raud. Piret Raud (b. 1971) is one of the most outstanding authors of present Estonian children’s literature, both in terms of diversity and recognition. She is also an illustrator and has illustrated her own books.

For the Astrid Lingren Memoral Award 2016 IBBY Estonia nominated the beloved author Andrus Kivirähk and outstanding illustrator Regina Lukk-Toompere.

The winners of both of these awards will be announced in April 2016 during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Estonian nominees for the IBBY Honor List 2016 are author Juhani Püttsepp for his book Gibraltari Laevakoerte Ühing (Gibraltar’s Ship’s Dogs Society), illustrator Anne Linnamägi for Triin Soomets’ Unerong (The Dream Train) and translator Kadri Jaanits for Salla Simukka’s Punane nagu veri (As Red as Blood). The nominees will be awarded with diplomas in August 2016 during the IBBY Congress at Auckland, New Zealand.

IBBY Estonia Awarded the Tower of Babel Honour Diploma

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parim-laste-ja-noortekirjanduse-tolketeos-on-r-rowelli-eleanor-parkIn November 2015, IBBY Estonia awarded the Tower of Babel Honour Diploma, a diploma that is given to a foreign author for an outstanding children’s book, published in a foreign language and translated into Estonian. The award went to Rainbow Rowell for Eleanor & Park (Eleanor & Park), the translator René Tendermann and the publishing house Pegasus. The aim of the award is to encourage the translation of outstanding foreign children’s books into Estonian.

In September, Estonian nominees for the IBBY Honor List 2016 were announced. These are the author Juhani Püttsepp for his book Gibraltari Laevakoerte Ühing (Gibraltar’s Ship’s Dogs Society), the illustrator Anne Linnamägi for Triin Soomets’ Unerong (The Dream Train) and translator Kadri Jaanits for Salla Simukka’s Punane nagu veri (As Red as Blood). The nominees will be awarded with diplomas in August 2016 during the IBBY Congress at Auckland, New Zealand.

In 2015, IBBY Estonia has also nominated Estonian authors and illustrators for two significant international awards.

Our candidate for the H. C. Andersen Award 2016 is the author Piret Raud. Piret Raud (b. 1971) is one of the most outstanding authors of modern Estonian children’s literature, both in terms of diversity and recognition. She is also an illustrator and has illustrated her own books.

For the Astrid Lingren Memoral Award 2016, IBBY Estonia nominated our beloved author Andrus Kivirähk and outstanding illustrator Regina Lukk-Toompere.

The winners for both of these awards will be announced in April 2016 during the Bologna Bookfair.