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[Saturday Reads] Nami Concours 2017 Call for Illustrators – Deadline Coming Up!


Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours 2017

The Nami Concours, organized every two years by Nami Island, aims to encourage the creativity of artists and contribute to the advancement of quality picture book illustrations.


And the deadline is coming up: 30 September 2016! Sponsored by IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards, this competition is open to all picture book illustrators in the world. Take note that the Grand Prix Award is quite substantial at 10K USD and a plaque.

If you need more information, click here to apply and here for FAQs.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

3 comments on “[Saturday Reads] Nami Concours 2017 Call for Illustrators – Deadline Coming Up!

  1. That sounds like a nice contest and prize for illustrators.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this, Myra…and I’ve passed it along on FB aand Twitter…looks like a wonderful opportunity for all those talented illustrators out there. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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