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There's no escaping the fact that the ash cloud travel crisis had an impact on this year's London Book Fair. However, the new Illustrator's Corner in association with childrensillustrators.com proved a roaring success. "It's fantastic to see this new area of the fair championing illustrators", commented Mike Jolley, Art Director, Templar Publishing.
In association with www.childrensillustrators.com, The London Book Fair ran a competition for illustrators, new and established, to have their work displayed in the new Illustrator’s Corner, a key area of the Children's & Young Adult Publishing Zone. The illustrations were judged by Chris Riddell, author, illustrator & political cartoonist for the Observer, Bruce Ingman, author & illustrator and Deirdre McDermott, Picture Book Publisher at Walker Books.
In addition to the winners' artwork display and childrensillustrators.com plasma screen presentation, the Illustrator's Corner also played host to the popular Children’s Illustrators & Art Directors/Editors Networking Reception.
All our interviews are available within the 'Industry insider' section of the site.
The London Book Fair received over 50 fantastic entries which were judged by Chris Riddell, author, illustrator & political cartoonist for the Observer, Bruce Ingman, author & illustrator and Deirdre McDermott, picture book publisher at Walker Books.
We are pleased to announce the winners whose work will be on display are:
Ian P Benfold Haywood
We have just returned from yet another successful year at The Bologna Book Fair.
Our plasma screen presentation, positioned in the popular noticeboard area, proved to be a real eye-catcher. Publishers commented on the strength of the site's talent and reaffirmed its position as the leading source of illustrators within children's publishing.
Throughout the week, our team was busy networking with host of publishers from around the world. In addition to generally promoting the site at the fair, we also managed to secure exclusive on-site interviews (details of which will be released shortly).
Stay tuned for our round-up of The London Book Fair, 19th - 21st April.
For the entry price of £50 (approx $78/Ä56), illustrators will be registered to visit The London Book Fair, attend a networking event with art directors and editors (16.30-17.30 on 20th April) and able to submit an illustration to be judged by Chris Riddell, author, illustrator & political cartoonist for the Observer, Bruce Ingman, author & illustrator and Deirdre McDermott, picture book publisher at Walker Books.
The winning illustrations will be reproduced, along with the illustrators name and contact details, on the panels surrounding the Illustrators Cafe. Each winner will also benefit from a listing on The London Book Fair website from March 2010 until April 2011.
Winners will also be entered into prize draw to win a year's subscription to www.childrensillustrators.com
Full details can be found at: http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/page.cfm/link=176
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