On May 31, 2023, we invite all fans of illustrated books for children to Katowice!

At the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice, we will meet during the conference "A Book for Children – how it is done?", and at the Rondo Sztuki Gallery, we will open two exhibitions: an exhibition of popular science books for children – "Science is fun" and a post-competition exhibition, during which we will officially announce the winners of the competition.


“A Book for Children – how is it done?”
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice, ul. Raciborska 37
Open Space Hall, 10:00–13:30
Attention! The conference is in Polish. The lectures will be recorded, translated into English and will be published later on ASP's YT channel. We will inform you about the publication date.

The detailed program can be found HERE.
Due to the limited number of places, please register at the following link: https://asp.katowice.pl/formularze/ksiazka-dla-dzieci


Krystyna Lipka-Sztarbałło – chairman of the jury
Magdalena Kłos-Podsiadło
Ewa Kokot
Gosia Herba
Zofia Oslislo-Piekarska
Read more about jury HERE.

After viewing 260 submissions, it classified 66 works for the exhibition.
The list of qualified works can be found HERE.

Awards were also given by:
Children's jury, under the supervision of Ewa Kokot: Basia Kulawiak, Wiktor Kulawiak, Marianna Pantak, Malwina Malcharek, Aleksandra Kulawiak, Jan van Schagen, Kalina Kocur
and publishers:
Debit Publishing House,  Muchomor Publishing House, Wytwórnia Publishing House, Znak Emotikon Publishing House,

Main prizes winners:

1st prize | 10 000 pln
Anina Mengerová, Czech Republic
University: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
Title: Jarní pahorek a další malé výlety

2nd prize | 5 000 pln
Paulina Strojniak, Poland
University: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie
TitleCzerwona łata

3rd prize | 3 000 pln
Serafima Kosikava, Czech Republic
University: Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art University of West Bohemia
TitlePop-up ocean alphabet

The list of all awards and honourable mentions is HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS and we invite you to the exhibitions!


Opening: May 31, 2023
Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice – Rondo Sztuki 
Gen. Jerzy Ziętka 1, Katowice
free admission

4:00 p.m
A well-designed book – let's start with children
opening of the post-competition exhibition and award ceremony
Galeria +

5:17 p.m
Science is fun
opening of an exhibition of illustrations and popular science books for children
Gallery 0

More about 8th edition A well-designed book – let’s start with children can be found HERE.


  • Competition FAQ


    WHAT can be submitted in the competition?

    • Illustrations for any text (min. set of 4)
    • Design of a complete book
    • Design of a book application

    All projects should be aimed at children. The age of the reader should be specified upon submission. The number of submitted works is unlimited but they cannot have been previously published in the publishing market.

    WHO can take part?
    Students and graduates (2021–2022) of art and design universities in Poland and abroad.
    Individually or as a team.

    First, you have to register for the competition via the platform https://kdz.asp.katowice.pl
    In the same panel you should upload the project files you are submitting (preferred TIFF, 300dpi). 
    After your project has been qualified for the exhibition, send the print-outs labeled with an identification card (you will find it in the attachment below) by post to the address:

    Konkurs KDZ 8
    The Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice
    ul. Raciborska 37
    40-074 Katowice

    The deadline for submitting the works via the panel is 2 April 2023.
    Shipments by post must be done between 16 April and 6 May 2023, after receiving an e-mail confirmation of being qualified for the second stage of the competition (the date of receipt of the submitted works is decisive).
    The results of the competition will be announced during the celebratory opening of the post-competition exhibition on 31 May 2023. 

    Roundabout Gallery
    Rondo im. Gen. Jerzego Ziętka 1, Katowice

    The finalists selected by the Jury will take part in an international post-competition exhibition, which will be displayed at the Roundabout Gallery in Katowice.
    Winners will receive statutory prizes:
    1st prize – PLN 10,000
    2nd prize – PLN 5,000
    3rd prize – PLN 3,000
    The Publishers' own prizes will also be awarded, as well as surprise awards of the Children's Jury.

    DETAILED COMPETITION RULES can be found in the attachment below.
    In case of any doubts please contact: konkurskdz@asp.katowice.pl. 



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