The Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) is one of the most famous children’s books illustration awards in the world. Its 25th edition will present almost 400 artists from all continents.
First granted in 1967 to Yasuo Segawa from Japan, it is one of the more prestigious children's book awards today, along with the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Artists are selected by an international jury, and their original artwork is exhibited in Bratislava, Slovakia. The competition is sponsored by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture, Slovakia.
Presenting the original illustration works of books for children and youth, it is the largest non-commercial event of its kind in the world.
The BIB International Jury awards 11 prizes – the Grand Prix BIB, five BIB Golden Apples and five BIB Plaques.
The BIB also includes accompanying exhibitions in foreign cultural institutes and several Bratislava galleries.
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava winners may also have their illustrations printed on stamps in Slovakia.