Monday, 4 April 2011

Premio Bologna Children's Book Fair - Fundaciòn SM International Prize for Illustration

Once again the Book Fair is over, the last official act was the assignment of the Fundaciòn SM Award, an important moment not just for illustrators, followed by the diploma ceremony for all the selected illustrators who submitted their artwork this year.

The recipient of the 2011 Bologna Children's Book Fair - Fundaciòn SM International Prize for Illustration is 

Page Tsou

Page is from Taiwan but he lives in London, he has an MA in Communication and Art Design obtained at the London Royal College of Art. Though he's at the beginnings of his artistic career, Page has already obtained many amid mentions and recognitions, he had already been selected at the Bologna Book Fair in 2008 and 2010, and he now finally obtained the prize in this last edition.

If you're interested in getting to know him better, here is his website:

and his two blogs: 

both extremely interesting.

Here is the video of the award reception:

Here the other illustrators receiving their diplomas:

Part One

Part Two

Here some images from the illustrator's exhibit:



  1. Hello Cristiana, Wonder if you can help - am trying to find out more about Ramona Badescu who wrote Big Rabbit's Bad Mood. When I google the name an Italian model/politician is what comes up - is this the same Ramona Badescu or another one?

  2. Hi Zoe, I can see what has happened, in fact there is a Ramona Badescu who has been a model, she's from Romania but she lives in Italy. Have you tried by adding the word "author" or "illustrator"? Maybe this could help select better the pages that come up. Do let me know.

  3. bella & beautiful.
    grazie & thank you.

    Jan Godown Annino
    Bookseedstudio Florida, USA