Glittering award ceremony for the 3rd Global Illustration Awards in the new Frankfurt Pavilion

Prizes in five categories and a “Grand Award” were presented

This evening, in a colourful ceremony, the international “Global Illustration Award” (GIA) was presented for the third time at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The award ceremony was held in the new Frankfurt Pavilion and included a vibrant programme with well-known illustrators, including Kitty Crowther, Květa Pacovská and Martin Salisbury.

The Global Illustration Awards were presented in five categories:
“Book Illustration”, “Original Unpublished Children’s Picture Book Project”, “Advertising and Editorial Illustration”, “Scientific Illustration” and “Theme Illustration”. Out of 8,000 illustrations, in each category, two winners received the “Excellence Award” and one “Gold Award”. In addition, one “Grand Award” winner was honoured.
This year’s theme for the category “Theme Illustration” was “Signs & Civilisation”. It puts the spotlight on central aspects of Georgia’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the motto for which is “Georgia – Made by Characters”.

The winner of the “Grand Award” received 6,000 euros, the five “Gold Award” winners 2,000 euros each and the ten “Excellence Award” winners 1,000 euros each. The prizes were organised in cooperation with the International Information Content Industry Association (ICIA) and hosted exclusively by IlluSalon, an international online platform for illustrators based in Asia.

Here are the winners of the individual categories at a glance:

Book Illustration

Gold Award winner: Simsung Park, “Here” (USA)
Excellence Award winners: Narges Mohammadi, “Trojan Horse” (Iran); Jacques & Lise, “Viktor” (Belgium)

Original Unpublished Children’s Picture Book Project
Gold Award winner: Fan Zhang, “Subway” (China)
Excellence Award winners: Zhenjia Liu, “Tomorrow” (China); Luisa Jung, “City under Water” (Argentina)

Advertising and Editorial Illustration
Gold Award winner: Sonia Alins Miguel, “Dones d’aigua” (Spain)
Excellence Award winners: Joohee Yoon, “Warby Parker Mural” (USA)
Marina Friedrich, “Meat vs. Meat” (Germany)

Scientific Illustration
Gold Award winner: Melanie Gandyra, “Hortus Domus” (Germany)
Excellence Award winners: Annalisa and Marina, “Golden Eagle” (Italy); Lang Shi, “Wake Up” (China)

Theme Illustration “Signs & Civilisation”
Gold Award winner: Antong Dong, “Break Your Own Dream of Your Childhood” (China)
Excellence Award winners: Tongyang Yu, “Food Culture” (China); Fatinha Ramos, “Social Discrimination” (Portugal)

Grand Award
Winner: Jacques & Lise, Book Illustration “Viktor” (Belgium)





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