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The laureates of the 6th Tallinn Illustrations Triennial were announced

On November 5, 2020, the winners of the 6th Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT) were announced. The grand prix of the Tallinn 6th Illustrations Triennial was awarded to Mexican artist Amanda Mijangos. Her illustrations for the book “Parentalia” can be admired at the National Library of Estonia. The international jury also recognized the works of three Estonian illustrators with diplomas.

Ten equal diplomas were awarded to Kadi Kurema (Estonia), Viive Noor (Estonia), Regina Lukk-Toompere (Estonia), Marco Somà (Italy), Joanna Concejo (Poland), Ana Juan (Spain), João Vaz De Carvalho (Portugal), Natalie Pudaov (Israel), Chao Zhang (China), and Manon Gauthier (Canada).

In addition, five special diplomas were presented to:

  • Regina Lukk-Toompere (Estonia), Special Prize of the National Library of Estonia
  • Katrin Ehrlich (Estonia), Special Prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre
  • Anu Kalm (Estonia) and Xiaofei Yue (China), Special Prizes of the Estonian Artists’ Union
  • Manon Gauthier (Canada), IBBY Estonia Diploma

The international jury included Dr. Ali Boozari (Iran), Yahel Frankel (Argentina), Dr. Kai Zhan (China), Rosi Aragón (Mexico), Kristina Andres (Germany), and Alessia Bravo (Italy, Grand Prix 2017).

The organizers of the triennial are the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, and the National Library of Estonia. The triennial is supported by the Estonian Artists’ Union, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Estonian Section, the Tallinn Cultural Office, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. The exhibition at the National Library will be open until November 30. At the same time, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre will host the solo exhibition “This Wonderful World” by Alessia Bravo, the winner of the main prize at the 5th Tallinn Illustrations Triennial in 2017.

Illustration by Amanda Mijangos