Imagination by Anastasiia Suvorova is the Winner of the 5th Edition of the contest!

“Did you ever see a book without a word? Words are used to help you understand, although they are not necessary.”

This subtle and precise praise to the essence of silent books comes from Books, a charming little book by Murray McCain, illustrated by the great designer John Alcorn. Before these words – which define with extreme simplicity the very essence of a book with no words more effectively than many debates and analysis – it is surprising that there is still underestimation and prejudice, sometimes unexpected.



We thank all the authors from Italy, England, China, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Holland, Spain, Croatia, Japan, France, Australia, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Israel, Cuba, Hungary, Brazil, Ukraine, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Colombia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Malta, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Estonia, Chile, Singapore have sent their projects for SBC2018, 5th Edition.

Finalist of the SBC2018 were presented and exhibited for the first time at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March. During the Ceremony in Bologna jurors also gave a Special Prize to Zhang Leping, author of San Mao, the famous chinese comics without word. This year China was also the Special Guest at the Fair.

The Winner SBC 2018, Imagination by Anastasiia Suvorova, published by Carthusia Edizioni, was presented with the Author and the International Jury on the 26th of August 2018 in Montereggio Mulazzo (Italy) during the Books Festival. In the same days there was the SBC2018 Finalist exhibition.

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