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"BookILL Fest" - Book Illustration Festival

Illustration: Kalman Moldvai

BookILL Fest - Book Illustration Festival is organized for the first time by Banat Cultural Centre and Novi Sad Fair during the 18th International Book Fair in Novi Sad. Book Fair is going to take place from the 1st   - 6th of March, 2012, and Book Illustration Festival is going to be organized on the 2nd of March, at Novi Sad Fair.
BookILL Fest includes internet competition for the best illustration of the book, video and internet  presentation of selected works, the announcement of winners, and accompanying 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 which was designed along with the text (full pages), 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 Unpublished artistic designs,  published books, scanned, completed  works or just projects will be accepted as well.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 25th of February, 2012.
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

Jury/Arts Council 
The selection of works and awards – one for each category – is going to be done by the following members of the jury:
- Slobodan Ivkov, an art historian and the chairman of The Arts Council of Association of Serbian Designers and Visual Artists of Applied Arts  (ULUPUDS)
- Sibila Petenji Arbutina, M.A. of graphics and professor
- Senka Vlahovic Filipov, a specialist of illustration
The Organizing Committee
Radovan Vlahovic, the director of Banat Cultural Center
Maja Josimovic, a specialist of illustration, the president of The Association of Illustrators, Illustrat
Kalman Moldvai, a specialist of illustration
Hristina Belic, a technician of graphic design
Milos Vojnovic, a technician of photography
Miodrag Nadlacki, a painter
Damir Vlahovic, an academic sculptor
The Announcement of the Winners and Digital Exhibition
The announcement of winners and the award ceremony will be held on March the 2nd, 2012, at Novi Sad Fair, and the opening of the exhibition, that is, the projection of selected and awarded works.
A detailed program of the Festival will be announced at the end of the competition.
The organizer will make an electronic catalog of the works and it will be placed on the Internet.
The organizer reserves the right to present the digital 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.
The Plans
The organizer`s wish is that this festival becomes a tradition which will be held each year at Book Fair.
For additional information, comments and suggestions, contact us via email:
bookillfest@gmail.com or phone number: 00381 (0) 23/781-552.

logo design: Maja Josimović, Kalman Moldvai