The shortlist of 150 entries from 43 nations has just been announced. On the shortlist are:
- Zouchao ZUO (China)
- Xian LIU (China)
- Khoo Wee Shen (Malaysia)
- Yu-Wei LIANG (Taiwan)
- Hsing Ying HUANG (Taiwan)
- Hwa-Jen HO 何華仁 (Taiwan)
- Ya-Ling HUANG (Jade HUANG) (Taiwan)
- Ching Yi LIN (Taiwan)
- Yu Lin CHEN (Taiwan)
- Shu-Man WANG (Taiwan)
- Rong YU 郁蓉 (GB)
Their work was selected from a total of 1777 entries from 89 nations. Congratulations to all of them!
The Nami Concours was launched in 2013 “for the purpose of offering wider opportunities to illustrators from all over the world who love children and picture books … our aim is to provide a platform for the discovery of world-caliber artists and thereby provide to children a more balanced and beautiful view of the world through their illustrations.”
Nami Island (Namisum 南怡섬) is a crescent-moon-shaped island about 60 km from Seoul, Korea. In 1965 Mr Minn Byeong-do (1916-2006) bought the island, and developed it for eco-tourism. His motto was “green trees and clean rivers are what we own and need to take care of for future generations.” He was also keen to support cultural activities in music, children’s songs and literature. It is now the site of the Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival (NAMBOOK), and is the main sponsor of the Hans Christian Andersen Awards.