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Prize winners in five categories

Frankfurt, 21 October 2016 – The Global Illustration Awards were presented for the very first time yesterday, Thursday 20 October, at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. With the awards, the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the International Information Content Industry Association (ICIA) have recognised illustrators in five categories: Cover Illustration, Children’s Book Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Scientific Illustration and Theme Illustration. The competition was administered by illuSalon, an international online platform dedicated to the topic of illustration. The category presentations were accompanied by musical acts and dance performances. The Global Illustration Awards are intended to promote illustrations, while also creating a platform for the content industry.

Jacques Maes and Lise Braekers, the winners of the “Cover Illustration” category, were very happy with the creation of the new awards, saying “It’s a great opportunity for illustrators. It’s not an easy profession. There’s a lot of work involved and it’s difficult to find an audience, an agent or a publisher. The Global Illustration Award and illuSalon offer the chance to find future customers – or just to get noticed.” The Belgian duo, Maes and Braekers, have worked together for five years. They received the award for their cover illustration of the entirely pictorial children’s book “Oskar”.

The award ceremony took place on THE ARTS+ Runway in Hall 4.1. THE ARTS+ is being held this year for the first time. Three winners were announced in each category of the Global Illustration Award: two Excellence Award winners and one Gold Award winner. Here are the winners of each category, at a glance:

Cover Illustration
Excellence Award winners: Jui-Che Wu (Taipai, China) and Britta Teckentrup (Germany)
Gold Award winner: Jacques Maes and Lise Braekers (Belgium)

Scientific Illustration
Excellence Award winners: Jonas Lauströer (Germany) and Annabelle Buxton (France)
Gold Award winner: Kunal Kundu (India)

Children’s Book Illustration
Excellence Award winners: Katharina Grossmann-Hensel (Germany) and JooHee Yoon (USA)
Gold Award winner: Tobias Krejtschi (Germany)

Editorial Illustration
Excellence Award winners: Caroline Gamon (France) and Xuan Zhang (China)
Gold Award winner: Véronique Joffer (France)

Theme Illustration
Excellence Award winners: Pascale Moutte-Baur (Belgium) and Mareike Engelke (Germany)
Gold Award winner: Tobias Krejtschi (Germany)

About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists – including 2,000 bloggers - in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

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Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, PR manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,
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About the International Information Content Industry Association (ICIA)
The ICIA is an international, non-political non-profit organisation based in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to protecting and upholding the rights and interests of the content industry in the context of new technologies. You can find out more about the association and its tasks on its website.