Illustrated Silent Book Contest 2022 is now open for entries!
International Illustrated Silent Book Contest 2022 expressly dedicated to illustrated books without words has been recently announced for entries inviting all illustrators with new book project of any nationality to participate.
The town of Mulazzo and the International Organisation of Book Towns present the 7th edition of the International Illustrated Silent Book Contest 2022 expressly dedicated to silent books, that is, illustrated books without words.
Given that the illustrated book and the visual language of illustrations and pictures are in no way secondary to written language, with a universal power and potential that supersedes any barrier of language or genre, the Silent Book Contest invites authors and illustrators to think up and design a book conceived exclusively for the telling of a story through illustrated images, on any subject and intended for a wide and diverse section of the reading public, regardless of genre or age.
For each book project sent to the competition, a complete layout should be created. The layout must be a single digital file, exclusively in high-quality PDF format.
International Jury will select the finalists to be announced and exhibited at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and at the Salone Internazionale del Libro of Turin.
➜ It is possible to participate with 1 to a maximum of 3 unpublished projects.
➜ The book project must not contain words, with exclusion of the title and possible subtitle. The narration must be realized exclusively through the illustrations and have narrative and stylistic coherence. There are no limits regarding age or reader group, and the subject matter is open.
➜ The illustrations featured in the book projects can be in color or black and white, with unlimited traditional or digital techniques and media.
➜ The book project should be presented on double pages with a open format of 57cms in width by 28.5cms in height (to give a closed format of 28.5cms x 28.5cms and opening from right to left) and with a prefixed number of double pages : 14 double pages in basic 57 cm format x 28.5 cm in height, plus front and back cover.
The book project must be presented scrupulously following these indications:
- It will be complete with the number of 14 double pages, plus front and back cover in the format indicated in point D, complete with all the definitive internal illustrations paginated and the final cover illustration.
- For each book project sent to the competition, a complete layout should be created. The layout must be a single digital file with a maximum size of
For further information about this competition please visit the official website.
Illustrated Silent Book Contest 2022 - Entry fees
Entry fee is 50 Euro for each book project.
The Silent Book Contest 2022 is open to all illustrators with new book project of any nationality over the age of 18 on the 15th February 2022.
The winning book project of the Silent Book Contest 2022 will be published by October 2022 by Carthusia Edizioni. The author will sign a regular publishing contract and receive a cash prize of 4.000 EUR, as advance on the royalties.