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National Illustration Prize

National Illustration Prize
Teresa Lima 

Aims to encourage the quality and creativity of picture books illustration published in Portugal. It is awarded every year. Created in 1996, is given by the Secretary of State for Culture, through the DGLAB.

Only published work is accepted:  the books must have been published from the 1st January to the 31st December of the year prior to the application.

The submission may be entered by the publishing house (based in Portugal), or by the illustrator. Portuguese or foreign illustrators resident in Portugal are admitted.

The applicants must send 4 copies of the book after the call for entries, which is announced generally in the first trimester of the year.

Every year, one winner and two special mentions are selected. 

The winner will receive € 5.000,00 plus an extra of € 1.500,00 which must be used to participate in the following edition of the Bologna International Book Fair for Children and Youth.

Both the honor mentions are awarded € 1.500,00, this amount is also intended to be a contribution to the cost of their presence in the Bologna Book Fair.

Winners and special mentions awarded