2nd Global Illustration Award awarded at the Frankfurter Buchmesse
Awards in five categories and one Grand Prize conferred
Frankfurt, 12 October 2017, for the second time, the “Global Illustration Award” (GIA) was awarded at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The international prize was conferred in cooperation with the International Information Content Industry Association (ICIA) and hosted exclusively by IlluSalon, an international online platform for illustrators based in Asia.
The Global Illustration Award was awarded in five categories: “Book illustration”, “Original unpublished children’s picture book project”, “Advertising and editorial illustration”, “Scientific illustration” and “Theme illustration”. Three winners – two Excellence Award winners and one Gold Award winner – were selected for each category of the Global Illustration Award. For the first time, a Grand Prize was also given. The top prize winner receives 6,000 euros, while winners of the Gold Award and Excellence Award receive, respectively, 2,000 euros and 1,000 euros each.
The awards ceremony, which combined music with dancing, illustration and video art in a rousing show, took place in the area of the business festival THE ARTS+.
The winners of the individual categories at a glance:
Gold Award winner: Chao Zhang, illustration “A coin” It is include in the book "Yu Guan-Chung's Poetry and Illustration".
Chao Zhang A coin
Excellence Award winners: Annika Siems “The third man” and Hassan Amekan “Noah’s ark”
Annika Siems The third man
Hassan Amekan Noah’s ark
Original unpublished children’s picture book project
Gold Award winner: Charlotte Fu, illustration “A Cat”
Charlotte Fu A Cat
Excellence Award winners: Fatinha Ramos “Sonia Delaunay” and Sylvia Shen “I’ve lost my head”
Fatinha Ramos Sonia Delaunay
Sylvia Shen I’ve lost my head
Advertising and editorial illustration
Gold Award winner: Victo Ngai, illustration “The Casserole”
Victo Ngai The Casserole
Excellence Award winners: Victo Ngai, “To big not to fail” and Katrin Rodegast “Poolside”
Victo Ngai To big not to fail
Katrin Rodegast Poolside
Gold Award winner: Jochen Stuhrmann, illustration “Schleswig during early middle age”
Jochen Stuhrmann Schleswig during early middle age
Excellence Award winners: Katrin Rodegast “Our natural gas” and Xin Liu “The prototype of the angry birds”
Katrin Rodegast Our natural gas
Xin Liu The prototype of the angry birds
Theme illustration “French – diversity and creativity”
Gold Award winner: Victoria Fomina, illustration “Parisian Sphinx” (Russia)
Victoria Fomina Parisian Sphinx
Excellence Award winners: Jess Racklyeft “Le petite café” and Min Li “(her.him&it) one little child”
Jess Racklyeft Le petite café
Min Li (her.him&it) One little child
Winner: Chao Zhang, illustration “A coin” It is include in the book "Yu Guan-Chung's Poetry and Illustration".