Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards 2020 is open for entry

In 2019, Osnovy Publishing alongside L/Y Studio (ex Hooga) launched the first Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards. The contest will be held again this year till March 1, 2020. They are accepting works in four categories:

– Visual concept
– Layout and typesetting
– Illustration
– Cover art

The jury will select one winner in each category. There will also be announced a Grand Prix winner who will receive a cash prize of € 500.

Participation in the contest is free of charge. One participant can submit an unlimited number of applications in different categories. All participants are free to choose any topic for their concepts or illustrations. Submitted works should not be implemented in already existing book projects by the time of submission.

Everyone from 14 to 30 years old, regardless of their specialization, nationality or country of residence can participate in the contest.

“You can tell stories through design. We do not restrict our participants in the topics of their works and accept applications from designers from all over the world. We value freedom and we want to hear stories that people want to tell through design,” says Dmytro Yarynych, managing partner at L/Y (ex Hooga).

This year’s judges:

  • Anton Borzov, first designer at WhatsApp. He’s been in product design already for more than 20 years. Now he is first designer at a stealth startup about personal search.
  • Dmitriy Barbanel, responsible for the visual style at Esquire, Around the World/Vokrug Svieta, Interni, Citizen K magazines.
  • Serhiy Maydukov, whose various illustrations were published in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Financial Times.

“We are interested in discovering new names in design and hearing voices not yet heard!” says Anna Kopylova, art director at Osnovy Publishing.

To participate all contestants must be aware of Terms and Conditions of the contest and submit an Online application.

Follow the link to see the winners of the Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards 2019.

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