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Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Award

The Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition (童书展和金风车国际青年插画大赛) was held for the first time at the China Children's Book Fair (CCBF), in Shanghai, in 2015, and, like the CCBF, is set to become an annual event, the aim being to identify talented young illustrators from around the world.[1] It was sponsored by Kodak.[2] In 2015, almost a thousand works were submitted by 253 competitors from 15 countries and regions.[3][4]


2017 PrizeEdit

The jury members for the 2017 prize are Fei Jia (China), Jiu Er (China), Yan Xiaoli (China), Wang Zhigeng (China), Zhuang Weijia (China), Chris Haughton (Ireland) and Misha Blaise (USA). There were 3655 submissions from 37 countries & regions. Fifty finalists were selected, and the winners will be announced at the Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, 17-19 November 2017.

2016 PrizeEdit

The jury members for the 2016 prize were Benjamin Chaud (France), William Grill (UK), Sun Shiqian (China), Lin Hua (China), Ishikawa Ikuko (Japan), Miao Wei (China) and Zhao Xiaoyin (China). There were 338 submissions, and 53 illustrators were shortlisted.[5]

Winners: Picture Book Category[6]

Winners -- Comic/Manga/Graphic Novel Category[7]

  • Urban China Award -- Mr Xiao Xuepeng (China)
  • Reed Pop China Comic Con Award -- Mr Zhao Ze (China)

2015 Prize winnersEdit

Gold Prize (Grand Prix) Winners

Silver Award Winners

Bronze Award Winners

Excellence Award Winners