Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) 2019

by | Dec 5, 2018 | IBBY NEWS

IBBY UK stand at BIB 2019
Do you have a favourite illustrator? Is there a recent picture book or illustrated book that you have loved?
If so, now is your chance to get involved in helping to nominate illustrators for the Bratislava Biennale of Illustration (BIB) 2019, the largest open competition of its kind in the world. IBBY UK and the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society at Worcester University are the joint UK nominating bodies.

We can nominate up to 15 artists from the UK, with these criteria:

  • Artists participating for the first time can select illustrations from books published within the last five years
  • Artists who have participated previously can only select from work published 2017-19

All nominees will be included in the international exhibition that takes place in Bratislava from 18 October to 15 December 2019 and will appear in the full-colour catalogue. An international jury will select 11 winners.

Please send your ideas on who to nominate, or the titles of specific books to by January 31st 2019.

You can read more about the competition here

and see the work of the illustrators nominated by the UK in 2015 and 2017 on the IBBY UK website at

All UK nominees will have their work displayed on the IBBY UK website.