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Illustration Contest - BookILL Fest - Book Illustration Festival 2014

BookILL Fest - Book Illustration Festival is organized for the third time by Banat Cultural Centre and Novi Sad Fair during the 20th International Book Fair in Novi Sad. Book Fair is going to take place from the 28th of February to 4th of March, 2013, and Book Illustration Festival is going to be organized on the 28th of February, at Novi Sad Fair.
BookILL Fest includes internet competition for the best illustration of the book, exibition of selected works, the announcement of winners, and exhibitions and lectures related to the book illustration.
The book illustration is a specific and sophisticated area in the process of the book`s design. The book is an artistic object. Its outward appearance is as important as its contents. Illustrating, designing, and equipping of books are inseparable parts of the process of book production and that`s why BookILL Fest aims to draw attention to the visual artists and to affirm the artists who illustrate books. Contests for book illustrations are very rare in the world, and thus, this festival is more important.

Registration for the Internet Contest BookILL Fest:
The contest is open for the authors from all over the world.
Each author submits 4 illustrations of the book: at least 1 illustration of the front page is required, and 3 illustrations of their own choice from the book, in digital format (JPG, TIFF, PSD format, RGB mode, 300 dpi, up to A4).
You can send everything to the e-mail address: bookillfest@gmail.com  You can send illustrations done in all artistic and graphic techniques or computer processing. The photographs which illustrate books will be also accepted. Unpublished artistic designs,  published books, scanned, completed  works or just projects will be accepted as well. If the author wants, he/she can send his/her book to the following address: Banatski kulturni centar, JNA 35, 23 273, Novo Miloševo. The authors must send their personal data by email (name, surname, address, phone number, a short professional biography) titles of the works, and the specific category for submission. They should indicate whether the book was published or in the project.
The works must be sent until the 10th of February, 2014.

The categories for submission are:  
1.   Illustration of the poetry book
2.   Illustration of the fiction book
3.   Illustration of the book for children
4.   Photo illustration of the book

The Announcement of the Winners and Exhibition
The announcement of winners and the award ceremony will be held on 28th of February, 2014, at Novi Sad Fair, and the opening of the exhibition of selected and awarded works.
A detailed program of the Festival will be announced at the end of the competition.
The organizer reserves the right to present the exhibition during the following festival and in other towns. It also reserves the right to, depending on the forms of work, print the publication of the received works in order to exhibit and advertise them.
By submitting their works, the authors accept the above mentioned items.

BookILL Fest 2013
At last year's competition over 350 works were received by 61 authors from Serbia and 7 other countries (Hungary, Romania, Germany, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Jordan).
The jury selected 100 works by 45 authors that were exposed at the Book Fair in Novi Sad.
How last year's festival looked can be viewed here: BookILL Fest 2013


For additional information, comments and suggestions, contact us via email: bookillfest@gmail.com or phone number: 00381 (0) 23/783-155.