The first international exhibition of the stArt Award was in 2015 . The works of the winners and the nominees was presented at the International Children's Book Fair in Bologna (Italy).
The works of all the participants is judge by a professional team of illustrators. They meet several times and do not always agree with each other. First there is the longlist. That's is not as difficult as making a short list. Than there is the top 10. Finally at the end of the last day
The works of the participants are also judged by children. They have the same discussions as the professional judge, use the same criteria, have almost the same opinion, but they do not need 40 hours to come to a point out their winner! On the picture you see from left to right: Mara van der
Cover made by Oona Mäkelä, Finland stArt Award winner 2015
The nominees of 2015: before the stArt Award ceremony. StArt Award winner 2015 Oona Mäkelä KASKA: Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (BE) student 4th year Children’s jury award Bjorn Gort AKV|St.Joost (NL) student 3rd year 2nd Prize Vincy Cheung Parsons The New School for Design (USA) 2014 graduated 3rd Prize Cliff van Thillo HKU:
Artwork made by Jesse Strikwerda stArt Award Winner, 2014 Note: Pietje Bell is a famous Dutch book hero.
Cover made by Steef Wildenbeest stArt Award winner 2012
Cover made by WASCO, Netherlands BoekieBoekie goes ZIGZAG through the Sculpture Garden. Made in collaboration with Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands